“He has the skills to become one of the best managers in the world”: Antonio Conte insists Frank Lampard is doing ‘great work’ at Chelsea … but warns him to ‘win’ to avoid is fired
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Antonio Conte believes that Frank Lampard can become ‘one of the best managers in the world’ after quickly adapting to life on the Chelsea hot seat.
Lampard took the top job at Stamford Bridge last summer after just a year in management at Derby, leading to the championship playoff final.
The Blues were fourth in the Premier League table when football was shut down due to the corona virus crisis. They also had a Champions League last 16 leg against Bayern Munich and a quarterfinal FA Cup to get away from Leicester.
Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte praised the work Frank Lampard has done this season
Lampard had led the Blues to fourth in the table before football was shut down in March
Conte, who won the title in his first year as Chelsea boss in 2016-17, was impressed by the work the inexperienced 41-year-old has done so far.
“I think he’s doing great,” he told Sky Sports. The football show.
His second experience after Derby County, coaching a top team is not easy.
“He has the skills and the ability to become one of the best managers in the world.
The Chelsea players celebrate during their 4-0 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge in March
“He has to keep working this way and I wish him the best for the future.”
After winning the league during his debut season in England, Conte was fired a year later after arguing with the club’s board and striker Diego Costa.
Asked about demands to be Chelsea’s manager and work under Roman Abramovich, Italian Lampard warned he should make a habit.
“I think it’s generally not easy to manage a top club,” he said.
Conte won the Premier League title in his first season with Chelsea, but was fired a year later
‘If you are in a top club, the demand is very high. You have to win if you want to keep your job.
“My experience in Chelsea was great and I have fond memories of the relationship with the players, the fans and the club.
Chelsea are one of the best teams in England over the past 10-15 years. They have won many trophies and it is normal that when you arrive at such a club, the demand is very high. But that’s the case with every top club. ‘