Chelsea legend Frank Lampard looks set to become Chelsea boss after he was given permission to talk to the Blues about taking the vacant manager’s job at Stamford Bridge, following Maurizio Sarri’s departure to Juventus.
According to former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley, who spent eight years at Stamford Bridge from 1989-1997, Chelsea fans are going to turn against Lampard if he struggles as Chelsea boss.
“This will work for work for a certain period in terms of knitting together and appeasing fans,” Burley told talkSPORT.
“But ultimately, same as [Manchester] United and Solskjaer and anybody who brings in a former player with little experience, is it’s going to come down to the results.
“If your’re going to Stamford Bridge next season and Chelsea lose five or six on the bounce – and I’m not suggesting that could happen but it could. Then the fans are going to turn.”
Meanwhile, Derby County’s owner Mel Morris has admitted he still has hopes that Lampard will remain as manager of his club.
“So we talked about that and we both probably thought it would be some way off and, let’s face it, right now it’s still not a done deal,” Morris told talkSPORT.
“Let’s be blunt, as far as I’m concerned I’m hoping this guy is going to manage us next season. I’m not giving up hope on that at the moment.
“But you’d have to say at some point it will happen – whether it’s now or some point in the future.”