Frank Lampard says he is proud of his achievements and expressed his disappointment at being denied the chance to take Chelsea forward.
The Blues legend was axed by Chelsea on Monday with Thomas Tuchel reportedly his successor.
Lampard took to Instagram on Monday evening to break his silence.
“It has been a huge privilege and an honour to manage Chelsea, a club that has been a huge part of my life for so long,” Lampard wrote.
“Firstly, I would like to thank the fans for the incredible support that I have received for the last 18 months. I hope they know what that means to me.”
When Lampard was appointed, Chelsea were the subject of a transfer ban and had seen Eden Hazard depart.
“When I took on this role I understood the challenges that lay ahead in a difficult time for the football club,” he added.
“I am proud of the achievements that we made, and I am proud of the Academy players that have made their step into the first team and performed well. They are the future of the club.
“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 club and the team every success in the future.”