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Everton boss Lampard admits feeling isolated at Chelsea

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Everton boss Frank Lampard admits he felt isolated in his final weeks as Chelsea manager.

Lampard told the High Performance podcast that he did not speak regularly to those "above him", which led to him feeling that he was no longer being supported.

"At the end of my time at Chelsea, I lost communication with important people above me that I should have tried to keep more," he said.

"That was one of my reflections on it, because then that void becomes an issue. It certainly wasn't just my fault, because I think that should be a two-way responsibility because you need to feel support.

"Like you're saying, how do you get that long-term vision? Well, you'd better be supported back when it is a bit tough because that's the reality of football."

The 44-year-old admitted that he tried to solve too many problems at once as the pressure cranked up, and did not trust himself enough during these key moments.

"One of the biggest regrets I have is the last period at Chelsea where we were second in the league and came into a short run of defeats which saw me lose my job in the space of a month. From second in the table to ninth, and, I think, four defeats in the league and you're gone.

"But in that period I was striving to solve 100 problems, and as I came away I went: 'Don't get in that position again, Frank.' You've got to trust in yourself in those moments," he said.

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