Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City and former assistant coach of Chelsea has backed Lampard as a perfect fit for the Chelsea job.
“I think Frank has done very well since he has gone in,” Rodgers, a former Chelsea youth coach, told a news conference ahead of Leicester’s trip to the Bridge this weekend.
“This is a team that finished third and won the Europa League. I think Frank is perfect for it. He and Jody [Morris], they understand the fabric of Chelsea, what it’s about.
“You go with your gut feeling. He’s been around a long time. He understands the club, the expectancy.
“He’s a hero for the supporters. He’ll want to win and succeed as a manager. He’s got great staff around him who also understand Chelsea and then he’ll have that support.”
“I don’t think it will have a bearing,” Rodgers added about the Chelsea stars missing in the current squad. “They will have the squad to cope with that, when you’re in European competitions you have to have the squad to compete in that. They’ll be looking to put on a good performance in their first home game under Frank.”