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According to ESPN, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard would not be scared off taking the Chelsea job even if the club’s transfer ban is upheld.
Maurizio Sarri’s future as Chelsea boss is uncertain after his struggles in his first season at Stamford Bridge which has seen fans call for his sack.
It is believed Sarri will be sacked if he fails to secure Champions League football for next season through either a top-four finish in the Premier League or by winning the Europa League.
Chelsea face a two-window transfer ban and that appears to be putting off a number of potential replacements for Sarri but Lampard will be reportedly open to taking the job despite the transfer ban.
Lampard has impressed in his first season as a manager, with his Derby team in contention for the Championship playoffs with two games remaining.
Despite Lampard’s lack of experience in the topflight, it is believed his appointment as Chelsea boss would be welcomed by fans who have been openly critical of Sarri.
Meanwhile, Sarri has lamented about the lack of a break ahead of a hectic run between now and the end of the campaign.
“Probably Spanish or Italian teams, in this moment of the season, will have played 48, 49, 50 matches… Here in England, we will play match number 57,” Sarri said.
“To have seven to 10 matches in difference at this stage of the season is a big difference.”