Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with club legend and current Derby County boss Frank Lampard over becoming their next manager.
Current Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is widely expected to leave Stamford Bridge in the coming days to take over at Serie A champions Juventus. The 60-year-old enjoyed a relatively successful season in charge in west London, although despite finishing third in the Premier League and winning the Europa League, he was a hugely unpopular figure with the clubs fanbase.
Lampard enjoyed a glittering 13 season career with Chelsea and is the clubs all-time leading goalscorer with 211 strikes, despite playing as a midfielder.
The 40-year-old took his first steps into management last season with Derby County, where he impressed, guiding the Rams to the Championship playoff final.
According to the Daily Mail Chelsea have now entered talks with Lampard’s representatives about taking over the Stamford Bridge hot seat when Sarri departs for his homeland.
As we reported yesterday certain sections of the Blues hierarchy are supposedly concerned by Lampard’s lack of experience as a head coach, although club owner Roman Abramovich is thought to hold the former England international in extremely high esteem.
Any new manager taking over at Stamford Bridge will have to face the added complication of the club facing a two window transfer ban, and for this reason many believe a club legend like Lampard, who has a strong knowledge of the Chelsea youth academy is actually the perfect candidate at this time.
A plug for Frank Lampard to be the next #Chelsea boss and why they may defy all logic and win silverware next season even with a transfer ban. 🎧
— Football Faithful (@FootyFaithful_) June 7, 2019