'Mixed feelings' for Thiago Silva after Frank Lampard sacking

'Mixed feelings' for Thiago Silva after Frank Lampard sacking

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva admits he has been left with mixed feelings following the dismissal of Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel's appointment. 

Lampard was sacked on Monday and his replacement Tuchel announced on Tuesday as the new Chelsea head coach. This came following a string of poor results that saw Chelsea drop from Champions League spot to a top ten team. 

Silva, who worked under Tuchel at Paris Saint-Germain admits he was disappointed to see Lampard leave Chelsea but he is also looking forward to working under his former coach once again. 

"It’s been a tough week with the departure of one manager and the arrival of a new one," said the defender.  
"I have a really good relationship and get on well with them both. The six months I spent working with Frank were fantastic. And I had two unbelievable years with Tuchel in Paris too, including getting to the final of the Champions League."

"It’s been a really unique week for me, different to anything I’ve experienced before, because when managers have changed before, the incoming coach has never been someone I’ve already worked with, who I already have such a good relationship with. It’s always been new managers who I’ve not worked with before."

"So I’m left with mixed feelings. Sadness for one, happiness for the other."

Tuchel's first test as Chelsea boss was against Wolverhampton on Wednesday where the two sides settled for a barren draw. He will now put his focus on the next assignment against Burnely on Sunday in the Premier League. 

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