Chelsea confirmed Frank Lampard as the new manager of the club on July 4th, and the new boss is already more than a week into the job.
Lampard’s appointment comes with lots of doubts due to his inexperience. The new Chelsea boss has only been a manager for a year after managing Derby County last season.
Former Chelsea winger and Lampard’s former team-mate Shaun Wright-Phillips believes that the Chelsea job has come too soon for Lampard and doubts whether the new Blues boss will be given enough time to work.
“I think that he is 100 per cent ready to handle the Chelsea job from what he showed at Derby,” Wright-Phillips told ESPN FC.
“My only worry was whether Chelsea would keep him at the club long enough for him to stamp his authority and show what he is about.
“As you can see in Chelsea’s past history, the owner doesn’t really keep managers that long when he is sick and tired of them.
“As soon as they go through a bad spell they tend to be sacked rather than being given more opportunities to push and really show what they are capable of.”
Lampard is a club legend at Chelsea and spent 13 years as a player. He made 648 Chelsea appearances, winning 11 major trophies with them, including three Premier League titles and the Champions League.
Lampard has led Chelsea to two pre-season games against Bohemians and St Patrick’s, with the Blues playing a 1-1 draw against Bohemians and a 4-0 win against St Patrick’s.
Meanwhile, Chelsea assistant manager Jody Morris has spoken of his relationship with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
“When Lamps, or the gaffer as I should say, signed for Chelsea originally we became really good mates,” he said. “I roomed with him on his first pre-season trip and we’ve remained close ever since.
“We always spoke about working together if he went into management and we really enjoyed last season at Derby. Now we are here at Chelsea and it feels amazing.
“I’ve seen first-hand how Frank can galvanise a place, he brought the fans and the club together at Derby, and the way the place was united throughout the club was largely down to how Frank went about his way as a manager.
“It was a joy to watch and I’m looking forward to working with the players we have here at Chelsea, some really talented guys and a lot of exciting young players too. It feels amazing to be back here now.”