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To many, Chelsea board made a huge gamble by appointing Frank Lampard to take over from former boss Maurizio Sarri.
Sarri had only managed Chelsea for a year but didn’t last in the job as he left Stamford Bridge to seal a move to Serie A champions Juventus.
Lampard was labelled as a rookie manager having only managed Championship side Derby County for just one year.
Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant has asked the Blues board to be patient with Lampard and give him ample time to deliver. Grant also commended the board for becoming more patient with managers, which is something that was lacking during his time as interim boss.
Grant said, as cited by the Daily Express: “The club have to be patient but I think they have learnt from their mistakes. They are a little bit more patient than before.
“Looking back, it wasn’t just me who was sacked after a brief spell, there was Andre Villas-Boas, Luiz Felipe Scolari and so on.
“They are more careful when they choose. They can make mistakes as everybody does, but look at how they were more patient with Jose Mourinho the second time, with Antonio Conte in the second season — which maybe wouldn’t have happened before.
“The people around the club have also developed and know they need to be patient. My advice to them would be to be patient with Frank. The results are coming now but they will get better and better over time.”