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Frank Lampard was appointed as Chelsea manager last month, as the Blues legend signed a three-year deal to manage the club after the exit of Maurizio Sarri.
Sarri decided to quit Chelsea at the end of last season, and Lampard was undeniably first choice to take over the helm of affairs at the club.
The Chelsea board have moved to tell Lampard that his job as manager is safe so as to take away the pressure, and it’s even worse that the club lost star man Eden Hazard and have been banned from making signings for two transfer windows.
Despite the low expectations on Lampard, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has admitted that Chelsea fans will at least be expecting short term success from the new boss.
He wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “Frank does however have an expectation to win things in the medium term, and at least be competitive in the short term.
“The fans will be there supporting to a level you have never seen before at Stamford Bridge, even through the inevitable tough times ahead.
“When I say tough times I have to be honest and underline this really is not going to be easy for Frank and Jody. They haven’t yet had the opportunity to bring in the one or two big signings that would help their cause, and more importantly create the vision of how their team should play. City, United, Spurs and Arsenal have all strengthened, each will spend over £60 million on an individual player alone. That is a pretty big advantage to start off with.”