Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp

Redknapp: My cousin Frank Lampard is ‘perfect’ for Chelsea

Premier League pundit Jamie Redknapp has predictably backed his first cousin Frank Lampard to succeed as manager of Chelsea.

Current Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is widely expected to return to his homeland and take over as boss of Serie A champions Juventus in the coming days.

Lampard is a Chelsea legend and the clubs all-time leading goalscorer. Despite the 40-year-old only having one season under his belt as a head coach, he did impress guiding Derby County to the play off finals and recorded a famous win over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup.

Former England international Lampard is the clear favourite with the bookies to replace Sarri in the Stamford Bridge hotseat, and Redknapp believes his cousin is the ‘perfect person’ for the job.

“Frank would be the perfect person,” Redknapp told Sky Sports News.

“Maurizio Sarri is still the manager right now so until that changes, if it were to change and if they need a manager next year, they need someone who’s going to come in and stabilise the club.

“They have lost their best player (Eden Hazard) and they have got a transfer embargo for two or three windows, so you need someone that everybody loves and they will give them time.”

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