Former Chelsea player and manager Ruud Gullit has backed Chelsea legend Frank Lampard to succeed as Chelsea boss if he gets the right people around him.
Some fans have doubts about the club’s decision to appoint Lampard as new Chelsea boss due to his inexperience but Gullit insists experience doesn’t matter.
“[Lampard] has done nothing yet as a coach.” Gullit told Sky Sports.
“[Chelsea] gave me this opportunity as well, we won [a lot] so that [inexperience] has nothing to do with it.
“I think it’s important for Chelsea that they have someone in charge they can relate to. I hope also they can get the right people around him who can help him.
“He must not make the mistake to get friends there, he has to make sure he gets some people there who have experience in managing and coaching teams. That will be the best thing for him.”
Roberto Di Matteo, who guided Chelsea to our only Champions League success, believes Lampard is the right man to replace Sarri.
“He’s definitely the right man, he’s got personality,” Di Matteo told Sky Sports. “I followed Derby last season and he plays very good football – he has all the experience in the world.
“It’s a great fit, whether it’s right now or not? Only time can tell.
“You can’t say it’s too early, you have to give people a chance. He’s got all the tools and it will make a lot of people happy if he is the next manager.”