Willian has backed former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard to succeed as a manager at Stamford Bridge.
“Is he definitely going to be the next manager? I don’t know,” Willian told football.london.
“But I think he would be up to the task.
“He was a great player, and he is a great person. He’s only starting his managerial career now, but he has everything it takes to be a success.”
“He is a legend,” Willian said. “He was an extraordinary player for the club, winning every possible title.
“He deserves so much respect and backing for what he has already achieved at the club. If Chelsea do bring him in, he will be very welcome.”
Speaking about his former boss Maurizio Sarri’s departure, Willian said, “I wish him all the best.” He went on to add, “May God bless his career and his new chapter at Juventus.”
Reports believe that Lampard and Chelsea are in an advanced stage of their talks and the former Chelsea midfielder could be announced as boss as early as next week.
With Chelsea facing a transfer ban and Eden Hazard having left the club, the onus of attacking from the wings will be primarily on Willian!