Football - Chelsea v Liverpool - Barclays Premier League - Stamford Bridge - 31/10/15 Former Chelsea player Frank Lampard Reuters / Philip Brown Livepic
CAIRO – 3 March 2018: The role of Chelsea’s manager is full of doubts nowadays. Antonio Conte seems to be sacked if he falls in the Champions League against Barcelona and finishes the Premier League competition far from the top four.
Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has been playing a strong role in recent weeks, as he is expected to be Conte’s replacement. However, English newspaper The Sun has revealed that the owner of the English club, Roman Abramovich, said that Frank Lampard, historical legend of the Blues, is the long-term bet to lead the team.
Lampard could be imminently incorporated to the coaching staff in lower categories, with the intention of climbing little by little until he is ready to be the coach of the first team. In addition, the former footballer already has the highest UEFA license to train, and for the last year and a half he has already been helping the U-18 team.
In November 2017, Lampard revealed that he hopes one day to be Chelsea’s coach. He stated, "I need to learn; having played for 20 years doesn't necessarily make you a great manager, so I have to learn the ropes, but I would love to be able to put my experiences as a player."
"Of course, having been in Chelsea for so long, that would be the club that would be my dream, but that's not an easy path," Chelsea’s former player added.
Lampard, 39, wore Chelsea’s jersey for 13 years, leading the club to win three Premier League titles and the 2012 UEFA Champions League title.
Lampard, who played at West Ham, Swansea, Chelsea, Manchester City and finished his career in New York City, is currently working successfully as a television analyst at Sky Sports.
With this long-term commitment, Chelsea would be trying to reproduce the path that Pep Guardiola did as coach at FC Barcelona, with hopes of approaching the successes that Pep got with the Catalan club.
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