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Chelsea great Claude Makelele has revealed his former Chelsea midfield partner Frank Lampard is ready to bring success to Chelsea.
Lampard is set to be named Chelsea boss following the departure of Maurizio Sarri to Juventus and Makelele believes Lampard is the ideal match for the Blues
Asked whether Lampard will be a success at Chelsea, Makelele said, according to Goal: “At the moment, nothing is decided. For me, it’s good the ex-legends come back to the club. I hope so.
“I’m sure he wants to give everything for Chelsea. So, of course, I’m happy for this idea of the club to bring back a legend. He’s ready. He knows what is needed to bring success to the club.
“Frank is someone who is very professional, he focuses on details, focuses about the love he gives for Chelsea. I’m sure he will be a great manager for Chelsea.”
Makelele, who is reportedly being lined up to return to Stamford Bridge in a behind-the-scenes role, believes Lampard can help close the gap between Chelsea and the top two teams in the Premier League
“Always Chelsea will be there,” Makelele added. “Last season Chelsea were fighting in the Premier League and won the Europa League.
“The opportunity will come soon with the new project. I’m sure Chelsea will be able to give a lot of happiness to the fans.”
Makelele won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups in his five-year stint at Chelsea.