With Maurizio Sarri departing English shores after a disappoint Premier League campaign, the Chelsea football team are seeking replacements. According to the Daily Mail, the Blues will open formal talks with Derby manager and former Chelsea star, Frank Lampard.
Meanwhile, Maurizio Sarri will touch down in Italy to join Serie A side, Juventus, with a deal close to being finalised. So, in other words, the Stamford Bridge club is free to appoint a new manager.
In the wake of Sarri’s impending exit from Chelsea, the idea of roping club legend Frank Lampard is gaining steam. In fact, the Chelsea club member are banking on their fanbase’s faith being restored when the club legend returns. Frank Lampard is the all-time leading goalscorer for the Chelsea team, which is a big plus in the minds of the Chelsea fans.
Lampard is no stranger to managing a team, as evidenced at Derby last season. However, his arrival will be a welcome boost for the team since the west London club are facing a transfer ban.
Lampard is said to have garnered major support from within the club’s academy. They believe that the former England international will give them their best shot at an opportunity to shine if he is at the helm next season.
Now, the Blues will be making a formal approach to Derby County to open discussions with Lampard about a possible emotional return to Stamford Bridge. Another boost will be the return of Petr Cech in an administrative role at the club. The presence of the former goalkeeper would also provide a stronger impetus for Lampard to return.
Other candidates include Ajax manager Erik den Tag, though Dutch sources believe that he is staying put. Meanwhile, another potential candidate, Max Allegri, has ruled himself out of the running.