Is Chelsea’s Decision To Go After Lampard A Good Move Given How He Was Outwitted By Bielsa?

According to a recent report by the Sun, Chelsea are expected to name Frank Lampard as their new manager in what is believed to be a three-year deal worth £5.5m per year. The same source has revealed that the English head coach is eager to reunite with his old club and his current employers, Derby County won’t stand in his way.

Lampard’s Short Career In Football Management

The Chelsea legend narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League on his debut campaign as a manager. However, all of the Rams’ promotion hopes were dashed when Aston Villa defeated them with a 2-1 scoreline in the EFL Championship playoffs final.

Maurizio Sarri left his post as the Pensioners head coach soon after which has left Chelsea in dire need of an ideal replacement who can come in and steady the ship at Stamford Bridge. 

FIFA has also banned the West London outfit from signing players for the next two transfer windows so it won’t be easy for the club to attract the top names in football management. Thus, it might not be a bad idea to appoint the Derby manager on a short-term contract. 

The 41-year-old has taken charge of 57 matches for the East Midlands side, winning 26, drawing 15 and losing 16 of those games across all competitions.

The Good And The Bad Of Lampard As A Head Coach

Lampard knows Chelsea from inside out, so he won’t have any trouble settling in at the Bridge quickly. However, one can argue whether the former West Ham United talent is experienced enough to manage a top club like Chelsea this early in his managerial career.

Let us be honest; the Chelsea legend was caught out a lot of times in the Championship. While Derby did defeat Leeds United in the playoff semifinals, in the league stages, he was completely tactically outwitted by Marcelo Bielsa. Let us hope that a season in the Championship prepares him for the brutality that will come his way when he becomes the Chelsea manager.

Is Appointing Lampard A Good Move For The Pensioners?

No doubt naming Lampard as the new boss comes with a lot of risk for the Pensioners but if they are looking to build for the long-run, then it makes sense to bring the former England international back to Stamford Bridge. However, if Chelsea owner Roman Abrahamovich wants instant success, then appointing Lampard this summer could turn out to be a disaster as he is too inexperienced to win trophies with the West London giants right now.

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Abhinab Ghosh

A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

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