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Chelsea legend Dennis Wise feels that John Terry is a more suitable candidate to replace Maurizio Sarri rather than Frank Lampard.

Several reports suggest that Maurizio Sarri will be sacked following Wednesday’s Europa League Final against Arsenal against Baku regardless of the result. Frank Lampard is the frontrunner to replace Sarri at Chelsea. Lampard had a terrific season with Derby County as he guided them to the Championship play-offs. The Rams now play Aston Villa at Wembley on Monday to determine who will join Norwich City and Sheffield United in the Premier League next season.

However, Wise feels that Terry who is currently Aston Villa’s assistant manager, is a better choice to replace Sarri than Lampard.

Wise said, “If I had to have a bet, if I was really pressed, then I would say John will get the Chelsea job before Frank. They will both want it, I’m sure of that and it is a race against the clock — a race against each other — in many ways. John is doing it differently to Frank because he has gone in as an assistant at Villa to Dean Smith — and that’s a shrewd move. It means he can listen to some conversations in the manager’s office that he has never heard before.

Players can look up to, respect and admire, people like Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti out on the training field, or the way they conduct themselves around the club. What the players don’t see is the planning, preparation, the tactical analysis and conversations that go on inside the manager’s office.

Chelsea next manager odds:

Manager Odds
Frank Lampard 1.40
Steve Holland 8.00
Massimiliano Allegri 9.00
Nuno Santo 10.00
Diego Simeone 10.00
Gianfranco Zola 12.00
Jose Mourinho 15.00
Brendan Rodgers 17.00
Laurent Blanc 19.00
Thomas Tuchel 21.00
Marcelo Bielsa 23.00
Arsene Wenger 23.00
Didier Deschamps 26.00
Luis Emrique 26.00
Emma Hayes 26.00
John Terry 26.00
Antonio COnte 31.00
Guus Hiddink 31.00
Avram Grant 41.00

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