Fabio Capello has backed Frank Lampard to one day become England manager.
The Chelsea manager exceeded all expectations in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge so far, the club sitting comfortably in the Premier League’s top four and top of their Champions League group after an impressive run of form.
Lampard has also won plaudits for his integration of the club’s best young prospects, the likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori all impressing since being handed an opportunity and earning international recognition with call-ups to the senior England squad.
Former England boss Capello, who worked with Lampard in the Three Lions set-up between 2008 and 2012, has been impressed by Lampard’s impact and fearlessness in playing young players.
When asked if the 41-year-old could be a future England manager, Capello told Sky Sports: “I don’t know. Probably… because he can do it. He understands everything and has started without fear and put young players on the pitch.
“I follow him. I watch all the games and I was upset when he started the season and he lost two games and the team didn’t play well.
“Now, the results are good and the position is really good and without the [transfer] market.”