Lampard reveals what Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia expects from him

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard was announced as Chelsea’s new boss on Thursday, replacing Maurizio Sarri who left the club for Juventus last month.

Lampard, who is currently with the team in Ireland for a preseason training camp, has revealed the discussion he had with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia before he accepted the job.

According to Lampard, Granovskaia expects him to win games and also integrate the young players into the first team.

“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.

“I’ve had discussions with Marina [Granovskaia, Chelsea director] and they were exactly what I expected. We want to win, which I knew anyway, and we want to help bring young players through, but that’s something I would look to do anyway. I think personally that every manager should be trying to do that.”

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