Harry Redknapp weighs in on Lampard
The dust has hardly settled on Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea’s departure and the odds are high that ex Chelsea legend and current Derby manager is about to be appointed new Chelsea manager.
As a result Harry Redknapp has given his view on what Frank Lampard would be like as the manager of Chelsea.
Redknapp believes that Chelsea would be in great hands if they appoint Lampard to succeed Sarri ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
After one campaign with Derby it is considered a risk to bring the rookie manager to Stamford Bridge but according to Redknapp Lampard is regarded a club legend.
He has helped the club win three Premier League titles during his time as a player and was vital cog in the team which won the Champions League in 2012.
If he is to succeed he needs to command respect.
Sarri was criticised for allowing Kepa Arrizabalaga to walk all over him by refusing to be substituted during the Carabao Cup final.
Lampard has learned to be tough in the dugout and Redknapp, believes the Derby County boss would command respect from the dressing room straightaway.
According to Redknapp Lampard will be no pushover.
“He will have real authority. He won’t stand any nonsense,”
“Eden Hazard has left and he was a fantastic player. No disrespect to any of the rest of them who are left but none of them can look at Frank and think, ‘I’m a bigger, better player’. (TheSun)
The strategy of employing former players as club manager is sometimes criticized but Zidane has been an excellent appointment by Real Madrid and Solskjaer at Man United has a big opportunity of rebuilding his former club.
With Chelsea’s transfer ban, Lampard would have the opportunity to set his mark and make progress with the club that he made his mark with.
He surely has to take it doesn’t he?