Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has claimed that Frank Lampard was "not ready" to take on responsibility as the Blues' boss.
Lampard failed to live up to expectations and was sacked after less than two seasons as Chelsea dropped out of the Premier League title race, and found themselves ninth on the league table.
Jorginho has admitted that Lampard was not ready to manage Chelsea. "Look, I'll be really sincere here on Lampard. I believe, given he was a legend at the club, he skipped some steps necessary for learning before moving to a big club," Jorginho told ESPN Brasil.
"He came to a club where he is a legend, without having experience at other clubs. I think he came too soon, skipped a few steps ahead and wasn't ready for a job at this level, to be honest."
Lampard is a Stamford Bridge legend, and despite a positive first season, where the club reached the FA Cup final and secured Champions League qualification, the former England international could not hold on to his job. He spent heavily on bringing in a number of big names, including Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, and Timo Werner, but the season continued to prove to be a disappointment for him.
He was swiftly replaced by former Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel, who has helped the club back into the top four and into the semi-finals of the Champions League.