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Maurizio Sarri is set to exit Chelsea after just one season at the club. It was quite a successful season for the Italian as he led Chelsea to the Europa League title, a third place finish in the Premier League and also the final of the Carabao Cup.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is the front runner to take over from Sarri, and the Blues legend seems to be the club’s first choice after just one season at Derby County where he led the Rams to the play-off final.
Lampard will have a big task to deliver at the Bridge next season, especially when you consider the departure of Chelsea’s best player Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and the transfer embargo placed on the club.
Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has urged that if given the Chelsea job, time be given to Lampard even if he doesn’t do well in his first season.
“They still have a manager here right now, so we don’t know what is going to happen. If he goes, which it looks like and they were to go for Frank then it would be a great decision,” he told reporters at Stamford Bridge.
“He is a hero, a God here, but whoever comes into this job next if he (Sarri) was to go then they have to be given time.
“You have lost your best player, a transfer embargo and I think the club need to state that, whatever happens, if we don’t do well, because that could theoretically happen this year if you lose your best players and you can’t buy any, then you have to be given time to build a team.
“I think with the squad they have they could theoretically get top four, but with losing their best player, by a long way, not just a good player but the best player in probably the Premier League has left the club.
“They finished third and won the Europa League, it ended up being a really good season, but there were times when they really struggled this year, so they have to be patient.
“Frank is a bright guy and would be completely realistic in the situation.”