Willlian: Chelsea FC squad would welcome Frank Lampard appointment

Chelsea FC star William issues his backing for Frank Lampard to become the club's next manager

Chelsea FC forward Willian (Photo: Willian / Instagram)
Willian (Photo: Willian / Instagram)

Willian has issued his backing for his former team-mate Frank Lampard to become the next Chelsea FC manager.

The Derby County boss is the favourite to take over the reins of the west London club following Maurizio Sarri’s departure earlier this summer.

The Italian coach left Chelsea FC despite winning the Europa League and leading the Blues to a respectable third-placed finish.

Lampard managed to guide Derby to the Championship play-off final in his first season in charge before a 2-1 loss to Aston Villa at Wembley.

Although the 41-year-old has limited experience in football management, Lampard has an in-depth knowledge of the working of Chelsea FC.

Willian, who played alongside Lampard for one season at Stamford Bridge, believes Lampard would be “up for the task” of taking over the reins.

“He is a legend,” Willian told Football.London.

“He was an extraordinary player for the club, winning every possible title.

“He deserves so much respect and backing for what he has already achieved at the club.

“If Chelsea do bring him in, he will be very welcome.

“Is he definitely going to be the next manager? I don’t know. But I think he would be up to the task.

“He was a great player, and he is a great person. He’s only starting his managerial career now, but he has everything it takes to be a success.”

Chelsea FC have continued their high turnover rate of managers.

The Blues have been under the management of Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink, Antonio Conte and Sarri since the start of the 2015-16 campaign.

Chelsea FC have still managed to win two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Europa League despite some tricky times in the past five years.

Eden Hazard left Chelsea FC this summer to join La Liga giants Real Madrid to bring to an end his seven-year stay at the west London side.

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