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Chelsea have had different managers with different personalities on the sidelines over the years. The likes of Jose Mourinho, Andre Villas-Boas and Antonio Conte have been known to be very passionate in their approach, while the likes of Carlo Ancelotti and Guus Hiddink have taken calmer approaches.
Last season, we saw a calm Maurizio Sarri who tended to calm his emotions by using an electric cigarette, although he became a bit more aggressive towards the end of the season, especially as the pressure began to pile.
One could only wonder the kind of manager Lampard will be on the sidelines for the Blues.
As a player, Lampard was passionate but yet professional, and he has revealed that he will remain the same calm, controlled figure on the touchline, whether the team win or loses a game.
“You learn daily, weekly. On a personal level you try not to get too excited with wins or too down with losses. That is a manager’s life,” said Lampard.
Many have already questioned whether the pressure will be too much for a manager with just one season’s experience in the game. But for Lampard, he believes his 21-year playing career at the very top of the game, alongside his clear understanding of what is expected, will help him achieve his targets and that of the club.
“The reality is that the owner has won 16 trophies in 16 years – that’s huge success,” Lampard said.
“He runs the club at his own desire and I think that his desire has always been for the best of the club. He’s chosen me hopefully on that premise.
“When I went into Derby everyone told me that there had been six managers in three years, or whatever it was, so I think you understand the pressure pretty quickly. My role now is to put that to the side and do my best on the training ground and on matchdays, and form relationships at the club.”