Frank Lampard has been given the green light by a member of his former backroom staff.
Shay Given worked with Lampard in his single season at Derby County as manager. However, Given was impressed enough in that one season to believe that Lampard will be a fantastic manager.
“Frank came into Derby and really hit the ground running. You could tell he was going to do well from the day he arrived,” Given told Goal. “Now he has had Chelsea in a transitional period, but all the players he has brought through have been fantastic.
“People forget that he dealt with a transfer ban and Eden Hazard – one of the best players in the world – leaving in the summer. To do the job Frank has done at Chelsea has been brilliant.
“You hope he is there for many years. It is great for a young coach such as Frank to be given an opportunity like that and hopefully he can keep improving and get even better as well. He is a Chelsea legend as a player and he wants to be a Chelsea legend as a manager.
“His will to work and dedication is unbelievable. Hopefully he gets the right backing so he will be a big success.”
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