Arteta or Lampard: Cesc Fabregas reveals who has the harder job

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Frank Lampard and Mikel Arteta are the two youngest managers in the Premier League, and the duo are relatively inexperienced in football management.

Lampard is only in his second season as a manager, after managing Championship side Derby County last season. Arteta who has been serving as Pep Guardiola’s assistant is in his first season as a manager, after being appointed as Arsenal’s boss in December 2019.

Cesc Fabregas who played for both Chelsea and Arsenal, has analysed who has a more difficult job between the two.

“Chelsea took a gamble with Frank because it was only his second year as a main coach and he’s done very well,” he told the Guardian.

“With Mikel it’s a little bit of the same. He’s been with Pep [Guardiola] for three years, and I’m sure he’s like a master for any young coach that wants to start being a manager.

“I think he’s done well [so far] and I’m sure he’s brought back some values to the club that was needed.

“Obviously it’s a much harder job than Chelsea in terms of rebuilding the squad, and they are very young, and they had problems because [Arteta] started much further down the line than Chelsea, but I’m positive that they will pick up very soon and that next season could be the one for them.”

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