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Frank Lampard was appointed as Chelsea manager on Thursday last week, and the new Blues boss is currently with the Chelsea team on pre-season in Ireland.
Maurizio Sarri quit as Chelsea boss at the end of last season after an offer from Juventus, and his exit created a vacuum as the Chelsea board moved to appoint Lampard as the new manager.
Lampard might not be experienced as a manager having only been a manager for just a year, coaching Championship side Derby County last season.
It’s been reported that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich won’t put Lampard under pressure even if Chelsea fail to make top four, and the Chelsea board will be patient with him until next season when he can make new signings.
However, Paul Merson doesn’t think Chelsea will be that merciful with Lampard, insisting that only the Chelsea fans will be passionate about Lampard. Merson insists that if Lampard loses six games in a row, his job will be under threat.
“No [Lampard won’t be given more time], I don’t think so,” Merson said on the Transfer Talk podcast.
“A legend, that soon goes out the window if you lose six games on the trot.
“The problem you have is it’s all about the players. At the end of the day you’ve got to have the players.
“If you’ve got the players and they’re going to run through a brick wall for you and they’re going to work hard, and they’re talented, you’ve got a chance.
“The problem is, if they lose six on the trot like Man United, the fans start having a go at the players and not the manager because the manager is a legend, then the players start copping the hump.
“That’s where the problem comes.”