Frank Lampard named as new Chelsea manager

Frank Lampard named as new Chelsea manager

Player power: it was a double-edged sword, one with slightly murky undertones.

The club also finished behind only Man City and Liverpool in the league, but that wasn't enough for Italian tactician Maurizio Sarri who departed for Juventus at the end of the season. The truth is different. Top six is a certainty with the players they've got still and the manager so I have no doubts they'll do that but top four will be what Frank is trying to do.

"I think it's really positive that there is a study". "They won't", he replies.

"The academy will certainly be one of the things we look at strongly".

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said of the comeback: "It gives us great pleasure to welcome Frank back to Chelsea as head coach". A challenge that he is looking to take head-on despite the lack in experience. "It's far too easy to say that from the outside", Lampard says.

Any experienced manager or coach with anything like the CV that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich once demanded of his appointments wouldn't risk their reputation by taking on a team that had just lost its best player, Eden Hazard, and was unable to add any reinforcements for at least 12 months. And players show their personalities in different ways.

"I want to promote that".

"There's nothing wrong with an open club".

Lampard believes that he has 'played under a lot of fantastic managers and learned a lot, and I think that stands me in good stead.

"What I can control I will and that is driving training".

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Lampard guided Derby County to a Championship Playoff final last season in his first year as manager.

Lampard's sales pitch was direct and headline-grabbing.

"I'm very pleased to have Shay as part of the team and not just for what he will bring as a goalkeeper coach, but what he will also bring to the dressing room in a much broader scheme".

"I don't know. It depends on the club, it's up to him".

There were other layers to it.

Lampard's stance means £35million outcast Danny Drinkwater has a chance to resurrect his career. But the fact is that he has invariably been there and done it; the resonance is there.

As a result, Hudson-Odoi will now consider the deal Chelsea have offered him, which will see his wages jump to around £100,000-a-week.

Lampard's cousin, Jamie Redknapp, another former England midfielder, said patience would be the key factor.

"I hated being told I wasn't playing".

"That will be my job and those conversations, I had them a year ago a lot", added the former Derby boss.

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