Frank Lampard told it’s ‘too soon’ for him to take Chelsea FC job

Dennis Wise gives his honest thoughts on the prospect of Frank Lampard taking over at Chelsea FC

Frank Lampard
Chelsea FC legend Frank Lampard (Photo: BT Sport)

Dennis Wise believes that it is “too soon” for Frank Lampard to take the Chelsea FC manager’s job.

The Blues are on the lookout for a new boss after confirming that they had parted company with Maurizio Sarri this month after the Italian’s one-year stint in charge.

Lampard is believed to be one of the front-runners to replace Sarri at Stamford Bridge as the Blues look to bring in a replacement for the Italian.

The appointment of Lampard would likely be met enthusiastically by Chelsea FC fans given the former midfielder’s legendary status at the west London club.

However, former Chelsea FC man Wise fears that the move could be coming too soon for Lampard, who only has one year’s worth of managerial experience under his belt with Derby County.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Wise said: “Is it too soon for him? I think it is. I look at the staff he may bring in as well. Jody [Morris] may come alongside him and he’s a bit inexperienced in a coaching capacity.

“If Frank does come in, he probably needs to bring someone with a bit of experience. There probably will be some changes, because he’ll want to bring his own staff in.

“Chris Jones, who was there [at Chelsea] before, is at Derby with him. He’s the fitness guy and he’s got good experience. But on the coaching side of things I worry.

“Frank, from a playing and personal point of view, everyone loves him at Chelsea, but he hasn’t been long in coaching, and neither has Jody. It worries me a little bit, but if they get it I wish them all the luck.

“It’s going to be tough for them, but fingers crossed they do the right thing for Chelsea.”

Chelsea FC finished in third place in the Premier League table and won the Europa League in Sarri’s first and only season in charge of the west London club.

The Blues will be aiming to challenge for the title next season after having missed out on the top-flight trophy for the last two campaigns running.

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