Chelsea star Jorginho takes swipe at Frank Lampard and claims ex-boss was never ready to take charge of club their size

JORGINHO has launched a stinging attack on Frank Lampard – claiming he was never close to being ready to take charge of a club like Chelsea.

Midfielder Jorginho has revived his Stamford Bridge career under Thomas Tuchel having been left on the outside for large spells when Lampard was in charge.

And the Italy international claims the club legend didn’t have the managerial experience to have been put in charge of the Blues.

Speaking to ESPN Brazil he said: "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.

"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."

Jorginho was one of the senior squad players who had been left out in the cold by Lampard this season as he tried to makes his mark after an impressive first season in the hot-seat.

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But things turned sour and he was sacked in January on the back of a run of just one win in five games, which had threatened to leave them out of Champions League qualifying contention.

Tuchel handed a fresh chance to players like Jorginho, Toni Rudiger and Marcos Alonso when he was appointed – with Rudiger in particular taking the opportunity well.

The German has turned form round to such an extent they are in a top four spot with six matches remaining – although they face a massive game against fifth-placed West Ham on Saturday.

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