Former Tottenham boss compares Lampard with Guardiola

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Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has made a comparison between Chelsea boss Lampard and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

Redknapp insists Lampard would be successful at Stamford Bridge, despite having only one year in management at Derby County.

“These opportunities don’t come along every day, so when an opportunity like this comes up to manage a club like Chelsea, you have to grab it with both hands,” Redknapp told Sky News.

“He is ready, I have got no doubts about that. Look at Pep Guardiola, he was a great player at Barcelona and then came back and managed them, and he had a great time there.

“He [Lampard] understands the game and he has a real touch of class about him. Everyone says he has been the best trainer, he knows what it takes.

“It will be great for the young players to have that opportunity to play in the first team, but with the embargo Frank will give those kids a chance.

“Pep went almost straight in at Barcelona, so it is not a problem. We all get carried away about geniuses and tacticians, he understands the game and he was a great player. Football is his life and he understands all that there is to know about the game, I don’t see it being a problem.”

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