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SportLack of alternatives likely to see Lampard named Chelsea boss

10:40  13 june  2019
10:40  13 june  2019 Source:

Drogba: Lampard 'in talks' with Chelsea

Drogba: Lampard 'in talks' with Chelsea Didier Drogba has appeared to confirm Frank Lampard is "in talks" with Chelsea to become their new manager.

Chelsea have reportedly met with Derby County boss and club legend Frank Lampard over replacing Maurizio Sarri as manager at Stamford Bridge. Some surprise links have recently seen Lampard emerge as a strong contender for the Blues job, despite him only just completing his first season in

The 51-year-old, however, is likely to undertake a sabbatical forcing Chelsea to pursue alternative options. Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez Chelsea are said to hold reservations over Lampard ’s suitability, given his lack of managerial experience, with just one season at Derby under his belt.

Lack of alternatives likely to see Lampard named Chelsea boss © Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Sport Aston Villa v Derby County - Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final

Frank Lampard could be named Chelsea’s new manager this summer, due mainly to a lack of alternatives, report the Telegraph.

The Chelsea legend impressed in his maiden managerial season in 2018/19, taking Derby County to the Championship playoff final.

Despite losing to Aston Villa at Wembley, the 40-year-old still caught the eye, emerging as one of the country’s most highly thought of young coaches.

With Maurizio Sarri heading to Juventus after an up-and-down year at Stamford Bridge, Lampard is the overriding favourite to be named as his successor.

This latest report claims that he may end up being hired earlier than had been initially planned, because of a lack of other options.

Chelsea’s plan was to approach Lampard after more than a year at Derby, allowing him to grow as a manager.

A number of the Blues’ targets “could prove to be out of reach” this summer, however, including Erik ten Hag and Massimiliano Allegri.

Lampard’s appointment would go down well with supporters, though, and would be “welcomed” by a collection of talented young players at the club.

Lampard arrival could see Kane make surprise Chelsea stay.
You may have forgotten who Todd Kane is, but the 25-year-old looks set to leave this summer after joining the club aged eight. Kane’s contract is up at the end of the month and, despite a decent loan spell at Hull City this season, it doesn’t seem it’ll be extended after he previously rejected a new deal. That could change if Frank Lampard becomes Chelsea manager though, with Derby County one of several Championship teams to offer the right-back a contract this summer, according to the Times. If that’s the case, Lampard must be an admirer and may be willing to finally offer Kane a chance in the first team with Chelsea’s transfer ban in full force.

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