According to Jose Mourinho, Frank Lampard has “all the conditions” to be successful as Chelsea manager.
Frank Lampard took over from Maurizio Sarri this summer after spending one year as coach of Derby County in the Sky Bet Championship.
Jose Mourinho has previously managed Lampard in his two spells at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho helped Lampard to become Chelsea all-time leading goalscorer.
“One thing is the player, another thing is the manager,” Mourinho said. “The player, I don’t think any Chelsea fan will disagree with me if I say is one of the top five most important players of Chelsea history, and probably some will say not top five, maybe top three.
“Another thing is his managerial career, one year of experience in Derby where he showed good qualities and now he has Chelsea in his hands.
“He plays for big things. He plays Champions League, he played a European Super Cup, he had already big matches in his hands, and he has to grow up with the level of experiences, which I believe he can because he has huge experience.”
“I cannot separate from the fact that football has been always in his life. He was born son of a player, he grew up [nephew] of a football manager, he became a player, he became a top player… I think he has all the conditions to succeed.”