Former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins believes Chelsea shouldn’t look any further than Frank Lampard and John Terry when Antonio Conte vacates his position as Chelsea manager.
Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: “Why not?” They took a chance with AVB [Andre Villas-Boas] all those years ago.
“Why not give it to them and let them have a bash at it?
“They know the club inside out, they are absolutely adored by everybody at the football club and it can only be a good thing that those two are given half an opportunity.”
Wilkins believes the winning mindset from Terry and Lampard’s days at Chelsea means they wouldn’t need to start lower down the football pyramid, but in the Championship or Premier League.
“When you have been a top, top footballer, you understand the mentality of the top, top player,” Wilkins continued.
“I look at Roy Keane. I thought he would be a fantastic manager but when he went down the leagues, I would imagine that Roy couldn’t accept the fact that someone couldn’t pass the ball from here to the wall and he would get rather annoyed by it.
“The lower you go down, the more repetitive it becomes, so stay where you are used to and what you know because you know the mentality of the player you are dealing with.
“John should go in at a top, top Championship club or Premier League club.”