Former England Striker Warns Lampard About Chelsea Job

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Maurizio Sarri’s future at Chelsea is still uncertain as Juventus are now keen on hiring the manager who brought Sarri-ball to Stamford Bridge.

Reports claim Chelsea will be willing to let Sarri go if he wants to, after a season that has been full of highs and lows for Chelsea, with so many Blues fans unhappy with the Italian’s style of management.

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is being linked with the Chelsea job after a successful year in charge of Championship side Derby County.

In just his first year as a manager, Lampard is close to guiding the Rams to a Premier League spot as all that’s left is a play-off final against Aston Villa on Monday.

With many fans eager for the legend to take over from Sarri at the end of the season, former England and Derby County striker Darren Bent has warned Lampard to remain at Derby, hinting that the Chelsea job is unforgiving.

Bent told The Mirror: “Frank has done a fantastic job, especially the way he’s kept them believing when it looked like they were going to fall short towards the end of the season.

“That’s a fine achievement for a first-time manager in his first year doing the job. I know there are Chelsea fans who would put him in charge at Stamford Bridge tomorrow, and I would agree that Frank is destined to manage at the top level.

“But you are talking about a different animal at Chelsea – the step up is massive.

“We’ve seen a lot of managers, who have been around a lot longer than Frank has, go there and fail. And we know it’s not a forgiving club, patience wears thin pretty quickly, and if you aren’t winning trophies within a year or 18 months, usually you’re out the door.

“I would like to think that whether or not Derby are promoted on Monday, another year is not going to do him any harm in the long run.”

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