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Derby County manager Frank Lampard

Report: Chelsea board and staff in ‘disagreement’ over Lampard appointment

Chelsea’s board and staff are in ‘disagreement’ over who they want to replace Maurizio Sarri as manager.

Sarri is expected to depart Stamford Bridge this summer after just one season in the Premier League, with Italian champions Juventus offering the 60-year-old a return to Serie A.

Amongst those being considered to replace Sarri are outgoing Juventus manager Max Allegri, Ajax boss Erik ten Hag and former player Frank Lampard.

Lampard impressed in his first season as a manager last season at Derby County, leading the club to the Championship play-off final and according to the Mirror has the backing of the club’s players and training ground staff to take the role.

That, however, conflicts with the thoughts of the club’s hierarchy, who believe that despite the 40-year-old’s legendary status at the club, appointing a novice manager with just a year of experience would represent a huge risk.

By contrast, Allegri and Ten Hag would be appointments with experience of success.

Allegri led Juventus to five consecutive Series A titles before it was announced he would leave this summer, whilst Ajax boss Ten Hag guided the Dutch club to the Champions League semi-finals and completed a domestic double last season.

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