Chelsea legend John Terry has backed his old teammate Frank Lampard to succeed at the club, saying there is no one better equipped to do so.
Lampard is expected to be named Chelsea boss before the end of the week after the Blues were given permission to speak to Lampard on Tuesday.
According to Terry, no one is better equipped for the Chelsea job than Lampard after the season he had with Derby County and with Chelsea’s transfer ban this summer.
“After the season he has had with Derby and with Chelsea’s transfer ban in place, there is no-one better equipped than Frank to succeed at Chelsea. It is perfect timing for him and the club,” Terry told the Daily Mail.
“Frank was under pressure to succeed at Chelsea the day he arrived from West Ham and he never hid from that. He revelled in it and went on to become Chelsea’s greatest-ever player.
“What made him that player was his desire to drain every ounce out of his body and that of everyone around him in training. Then, when he was done, he’d go out and practice free-kicks and shooting on his own for another half-hour.
“People would be amazed at his goal return but they just didn’t realise how much dedication was put into that and his whole game. He is just as exacting on himself now as a manager.”