Frank Lampard Have revealed Pep Guardiola Chelsea sent him a surprising voice note showing support for him after a difficult start to life as a manager.
Record goalscorer Lampard Maurizio replaced Surrey in the hot-seat at Stamford Bridge and lost 4-0 in his first match.
His youth blues team performed well at Old Trafford for an hour but United beat Chelsea in the second half with quick succession goals from Marcus Rashford, Anthony Marshall and Dan James.
Chelsea were then defeated on penalties in the UEFA Super Cup, proving to be an Adrian hero for Liverpool after a 2-2 draw in Istanbul.
Lampard was disappointed but excited when Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City’s series winners flashed Guardiola.
“He’s very good with managers, Pep. Helping other managers, behind the scenes, doing what they do with LMA. For.
“I don’t like to give private conversations but in my first match as Chelsea manager we lost 4-0 at Man United. We played well for 60 minutes, then over the counter, then bang, bang, 2, 3, it was 4-0.
“Then we lost to Liverpool in the Super Cup. Well played, lost on penalties … I was a little disappointed on the flight back from the game.
“I got a voice note from him. The way my team played was incredible. I loved watching it. A really positive chat. The sound note deleted itself.
“I want to come home and say, ‘Listen to this, Pep said I was a good manager.’ Such small touches can affect you. Sometimes you get caught up in your own world and don’t see things. He does business and sends you that kind of sound note. It was special.
In his only full season at the club, he was placed under transfer bans at the time, with Lampard leading Chelsea to fourth and the FA Cup final.
Lampard actually defeated Guardiola and City in an extended campaign, handing the title to Liverpool in a 2-1 victory.
In a video of 29 questions, Lampard revealed that Spurs are their favorite ground to play White Hart Lane, their favorite target of a brilliant by-line chip against Barcelona, who has debated Cristiano Ronaldo against Lionel Messi and Andres changed his perspective. Iniesta’s “tough opponent” because “he can go any way on you.”