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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 backs Lampard to become new Chelsea boss

Drogba backs Lampard to become new Chelsea boss Didier Drogba has tipped his former teammate to succeed in charge of Stamford Bridge. Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is in the running to replace outgoing boss Maurizio Sarri, with the Italian moving ever closer to Juventus this summer. The Old Lady have finally agreed a compensation deal with the Blues after months of speculation, reportedly worth £5m. Despite some concerns over a lack of managerial experience, Drogba believes Lampard is in pole position for the Chelsea job. © Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Sport Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Sport The former England international joined Derby County in May 2018.

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.

Terry claims no one is better equipped to be Chelsea boss than Lampard.
Frank Lampard has been rumoured to join Chelsea has manager for a long while now, and he has more or less had everyone persuading him to do it and praising him about the job he could do there. The latest person to show his approval is ex-Chelsea star John Terry. According to reports on the Mail Online, the current Aston Villa assistant manager John Terry has spoken out about Lampard potentially being appointed as new Chelsea manager. Terry and Lampard came face to face with each other in the play-off final at Wembley last season, which saw Villa beat Derby after a thrilling play-off tournament.

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