Frank Lampard is all set to become the new Chelsea manager. Paul Wilson of The Guardian has given his verdict on how Lampard can change the culture at Chelsea and why he has been hired by the Blues.
“A cynic might suggest that is part of the reason Chelsea have abandoned their previous policy of hiring coaches with proven pedigrees in Europe and are about to announce their first English manager in 23 years. The next manager is going to have to work with the resources already at Chelsea’s disposal, though not only are they considerable but it is frankly about time someone did.”
“While bringing in Frank Lampard could be seen as a risk in view of his limited coaching experience, in terms of his ability to relate to and assimilate talents such as Fikayo Tomori, Reece James and the army of other players who have been out on loan, the return of the club’s former midfielder would make perfect sense.”
“Realistically Chelsea might struggle to match last season’s third place – he might even get the credit he deserves at some point for a decent end to a difficult campaign – yet, if his successor can call in some of the players the club have posted around Europe and forge a team ethos similar to the one Pochettino has fostered at Spurs, that could also be regarded as progress.”