Chelsea club legend Frank Lampard is expected to become the next manager at Stamford Bridge in the coming days. The Blues have shuffled through 10 managers in the last 15 years, some multiple times but are yet to find the correct man who they can trust for a long-term project.
And now with Lampard tipped to join the club, Harry Redknapp believes it would be a good move.
“If Chelsea come calling, it’s a difficult one for him to turn down.
“In my personal opinion, he’ll be the manager of Chelsea. It looks to me like it’s going to happen.
“It’s a no-lose situation unless he finishes outside the top six. Anything in the top six would be OK, but [qualifying for] the Champions League would be a good season.
“No one is expecting him to finish first or second, third maybe. If he makes the Champions League next year, he’s going to be a success.”
“He’s a true legend at Chelsea, one of the greatest players in the club’s history,” he said. “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.”
“Maybe it’s time for someone who is going to be bold enough to play those young players,” Redknapp said. “[Lampard] went to Derby, he brought young players in, Derby got to the play-off final with a few kids.
“It could be an interesting time for Chelsea, they are going to have to play some of their kids, give them a go.
“We keep talking about how good these kids are, they’re playing for England Under-17, Under-19, so get them in the first team, let’s see them play.
“Chelsea have a great group of young players, it might be a good chance to throw three or four of them in. You may have something special there.”