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Frank Lampard is beginning to show that he can live up to the expectations of managing a club at the top level.
Lampard has overcome initial struggles and Chelsea are currently 5th in the league and just two points behind Manchester City who are second.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has led out a young team this season following the transfer ban placed on the club, and Lampard’s lads are performing very well.
Lampard’s former teammate John Mikel Obi has revealed that Lampard’s former mates at the club were expecting John Terry to go on to be a more successful manager before Lampard.
“I am very happy for Frank,” Mikel told Turkish media outlet 61 Saat. “When we were playing at Chelsea, we were expecting that John Terry and he would be very good managers, but we were expecting Terry to reach that level first. But Lampard made a big step.”
Mikel also joked that he told Lampard to make him his assistant upon his appointment as Chelsea manager.
He added: “His arrival at Chelsea means the club are caring for their legends. I joked with him after the Chelsea move, I want to be his assistant when I retire.
“I hope he will be successful at Chelsea for many more years. I also want to see John Terry in similar jobs in the future because he was our leader on the pitch.”
Mikel spent last season with Championship side Middlesbrough but failed to help them seal a Premier League spot before joining Trabzonspor on a two-year deal with an option of a one-year extension. The 32-year-old has played in 8 games in all competitions for his new club.