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Chelsea complete pay-off to sacked manager Frank Lampard

Chelsea have already completed their pay-off to sacked manager Frank Lampard.

The Sun says Lampard received a £2million pay-off after being sacked by Chelsea on Monday.

And while it's no small change, the fee is pretty modest compared to what Chelsea tycoon Roman Abramovich is used to dishing out for his disposed-of managers.

Lampard's axing was the 14th managerial change of the Russian's tenure - and among the cheapest.

Of his predecessors, only interim bosses Rafael Benitez and Guus Hiddink, twice, walked away with less - having merely seen out the duration of their short-term contracts.

Even Avram Grant was due £5.2m in May 2008 - having staggeringly been offered a four-year contract the previous December.

He was sacked for merely reaching the Champions League final.

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