With the likelihood of Maurizio Sarri being sacked as the manager of Chelsea I look at the possibility of Frank Lampard becoming our next manager.
With many currently saying it isn’t the right time I’m going to tell you why it could just work out perfectly!
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As we all know Frank Lampard needs no introduction to Chelsea. For me like others he’s the greatest player to ever play for us and it will take some beating. Leaving the club as Chelsea’s all time record goal scorer on 211 goals from a midfielder is quite remarkable. Also not forgetting that he won every trophy available for Chelsea and some on more than one occasion.
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Having started his managerial career at Derby County this season with former Chelsea player and youth team coach Jody Morris as his assistant they both have already done a great job getting Derby to the Championship Play Off Final.
We’d all love a fairytale and would like nothing more than them to come back and be successful at Chelsea.
Many supporters would be worried that if Frank came back and it didn’t work out his legacy at Chelsea may be tarnished. As we well know manager’s very rarely leave Chelsea in positive circumstances and things can turn sour very easily.
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However, if the club set out clear objectives to the supporters in which direction the club is going with regards to developing youth players and trying to implement a new identity I feel Frank and Jody could be perfect for the position for next season. I genuinely believe the fans would be patient knowing what the philosophy of the club is and that we’re building for the future.
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With a potential transfer ban looming this could be the perfect time. It’s obvious to everyone that Chelsea have a bundle of talented youth players and players on loan. Nobody knows the youth set up better than Jody Morris having won multiple trophies with our outstanding youth talent in recent years. We often state as fans that our squad lacks leaders but imagine the respect our young players and first team squad would have for Frank and Jody. Not to mention the backing and support they’d get from the fans.
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Whether you back Sarri or not I feel he’s already on borrowed time and it’s just a matter of when not if. Frank is not the finished article as a manager but he already has charisma, character, passion and is not afraid to change his tactics. If we do have a transfer ban it would be incredibly difficult to get an already established manager. I certainly don’t think Frank would struggle to motivate the players either.
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I totally understand many will want Frank to get more managerial experience before he comes back but that certainly doesn’t guarantee success. I know who I’d rather have in the home dug out at Stamford Bridge next season.
Written by Chris Wright