Harry Redknapp has said that Frank Lampard will become the next manager of Chelsea.
The former midfielder has been heavily linked with a return to Stamford Bridge this summer, and is the overwhelming favourite to succeed Maurizio Sarri who left the club over the weekend to take over at Juventus.
While Derby are understandably keen to keep Lampard at the club, after he steered the East Midlands outfit to the Championship playoff final in his first season as a coach, Redknapp, who is Lampard’s uncle, thinks that a return to Chelsea is almost inevitable.
“If Chelsea come calling, it’s a difficult one for him to turn down,” Redknapp told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“In my personal opinion, he’ll be the manager of Chelsea.
“It looks to me like it’s going to happen.”
“He’s a true legend at Chelsea, one of the greatest players in the club’s history.
“It may not come along again, you never know in football, the opportunity is there for him to go back now.
“He has a house around the corner from the training ground, his wife works in London.”
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