On the day Petr Cech returns to Chelsea, another club legend has questioned whether Frank Lampard is the right man for the job.
Dennis Wise, who made 332 appearances for the Blues between 1990 and 2001 has raised doubts over whether Lampard is the right man to take over from Maurizio Sarri who left for Juventus earlier this week.
“I think that gives Frank more time, by having the ban,” Wise told Sky Sports when asked how the club’s transfer ban would affect taking charge.
“But at the end of the day Chelsea are a Champions League team, they want to finish in the top four. They don’t want to finish in the top six, I don’t think that’s something that we want.’
“I think as Chelsea fans you want to be competing at the highest level and winning trophies. We will find out in time how it’s going to pan itself out.’
“At the moment because Frank from a playing point of view, from a personal point of view, everyone loves him at Chelsea.’
“But he hasn’t been long in coaching and neither has Jody [Morris] so it slightly worries me a little bit but if they get it I wish them all the luck, both of them. ‘It’s going to be tough for him but fingers crossed they do the right thing for Chelsea and do well.’
Lampard took Derby to the play-off semi-finals during his first season as a manager and the club are keen to extend the 41-year-old’s contract. However, Lampard is believed to be keen on a move to Stamford Bridge and the Rams will not stand in his way if the club offer him the chance to replace Sarri.
Chelsea are currently in the middle of an appeal for a transfer ban and have already lost Eden Hazard this summer. Willian and Jorginho are also rumoured to wanted by other clubs.
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