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It was a fairly good end to the season for Chelsea last campaign as the Blues ended the campaign third in the Premier League and Europa League champions.
After a season filled with rumours of managerial sack, heavy defeats and signs of unrest and collapse, possibility of missing Champions League football and so many negatives around the club, the Chelsea side under Maurizio Sarri got their acts right and pulled upwards from 6th to end up 3rd. Chelsea also ended the season with a trophy, beating Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard might have left the club for his dream move to Real Madrid, and the Blues might have lost Maurizio Sarri to Juventus, as well as being hit with a transfer ban for two transfer windows, but the 2019-20 season could still be a good one for Chelsea if the Blues get their acts right during the summer.
These are two things Chelsea have gotten right so far this summer
1. The imminent appointment of Frank Lampard
At a time like this, there’ll be no better man to manage the club than someone who knows and understands the club, who’s passionate about the club and who’s also flexible and dynamic in his managerial capabilities. No better name to come to mind than club legend Frank Lampard.
Although not yet official, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has agreed a three year deal to become Chelsea manager. After a season in charge Derby County, Chelsea chiefs have seen enough to give Lampard the job.
The club has decided not to go for names but rather for a manager who can deliver, and choosing Lampard at a time like this is a valuable decision.
Former Chelsea goalkeeper and teammate of Lampard, Carlo Cudicini who has been working as the club’s goalkeeping coach, feels a man with obvious connections to Chelsea could prove to be the perfect choice, and he believes Lampard is that man.
The Italian said: “It’s hard to give an opinion until the club have announced a new manager.
“But I know Frank, I played with Frank. I think that, for the club, it would be fantastic. He has just started his career, but in football you can’t really plan much. Sometimes, a chance comes along and if you have the chance, you have to take it.
“Obviously, for the club, he was such an important player and potentially as a coach he can be too. I think he has all the ability to become a great coach, but he has just started. He had an important season at Derby, so we’ll see what happens.
“Given the club’s current situation, any new manager will want to be given time, a precious commodity for coaches – especially in recent years at Stamford Bridge.
“Everyone needs time, not just him. Everyone needs time to put his philosophy in the team. In football, time is a crucial thing.”
For Lampard, this isn’t just a job, but this will be his life, and he’ll give more than 100 percent to make sure he succeeds, and this is what the club and fans need.
Surely, Stamford Bridge will be rocking next season, as fans will be delighted to see Lampard back at the club and it could be a boost in morale for the players to go on and win games.
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