According to a recent report by Goal.com, Derby County manager Frank Lampard is the leading candidate to succeed Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge. Goal.com has also reported that the Italian head coach has already reached an agreement with Juventus and has requested the Pensioners to allow him to leave this summer which has put Lampard in pole position to take over at the West London club.
Lampard’s Impressive Debut Season At Pride Park
The London born head coach has enjoyed a magnificent spell in football management after being named as the Derby County manager last summer. He has successfully managed to lead his team to a playoff finals’ appearance where Aston Villa eventually beat them at Wembley Stadium last month which extinguished their hopes of being promoted to the Premier League.
Despite such a bitter end to the previous campaign, the 40-year-old has done a tremendous job at Pride Park and can now be regarded as one of the brightest young managers in English football. However, his lack of managerial experience makes him a risky appointment for the Pensioners if they opt to bring him to West London this summer.
Lampard’s Record As The Manager Of The Rams
The Chelsea legend has taken charge of 57 matches for the Rams so far, winning 26, drawing 15 and losing 16 of those games last season. He has also got a healthy PPG (Points Per Game) average of 1.63 (Stats via Transfermrkt) to show for his efforts.
Lampard has no prior managerial experience before his spell at Derby, so he will be a massive gamble for the West London outfit. However, the former England midfielder knows Chelsea Football Club from inside out and so he might be the perfect man to help the club cope with the impending two-transfer window ban which was handed by FIFA recently.
Will Lampard Be A Wise Appointment For Chelsea?
There are many other worthy candidates available for the Chelsea chiefs to consider right now, but Lampard shares an emotional attachment with the Pensioners which has put him at the top of their managerial wish-list.
Appointing the English head coach will be a calculated risk, but it won’t be wise of Chelsea to hand him a long-term contract until he has proven his worth at the top tier of English football.
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