"I am disappointed not to have had the time this season to take the club forward and bring it to the next level.
"I want to thank Mr Abramovich, the board, Players, my coaching team and everyone at the club for their hard work and dedication, especially in these unprecedented and challenging times.
"I wish the team and the club every success for the future."
Later that year, while speaking to Gary Neville on The Overlap, Lampard proceeded to explain how he knew he was about to be sacked due to a text message from Bruce Buck.
"We had beaten Luton Town in the FA Cup fourth round, and it was the next morning - I got a text from [chairman] Bruce Buck saying can you move training and come and meet us in the boardroom,” he said.
"You know that first message as well, you wake up and think 'let's have a flick through Instagram - I'm joking but once the club make that decision, there's no nice way to do it.