‘The one who is in talks – Frank Lampard!’: Didier Drogba reveals ex-Chelsea team-mate is in discussions with club over manager role during Instagram live video
- Didier Drogba revealed Frank Lampard is in talks over Chelsea manager’s job
- Derby boss Lampard has been heavily linked with a return to Stamford Bridge
- Chelsea on the lookout for a new boss after Maurizio Sarri’s move to Juventus
Didier Drogba has confirmed that his former team-mate Frank Lampard is in discussions with Chelsea to become their new manager.
Lampard has been heavily linked with a return to Chelsea but his current club Derby say that no talks have taken place, as reported by Sky Sports.
Chelsea are on the lookout for a new boss after the departure of Maurizio Sarri to Juventus.
Didier Drogba has confirmed Frank Lampard is in talks to become Chelsea’s new manager
Drogba revealed the news about Lampard when asked a question by a fan on Instagram live
The former Chelsea striker believes Lampard is the best candidate for the manager’s job
During an Instagram live video, a fan asked Drogba who he thinks would be the best Chelsea manager.
Drogba replied: ‘The one who is in talks now to get the job – Frank Lampard.’
Asked further about the possible appointment, the former Ivory Coast striker said: ‘Relax! Relax!’
Drogba and Lampard enjoyed much success together as team-mates at Chelsea
Lampard would be a hugely popular choice among the Chelsea supporters, with the former midfielder having enjoyed a trophy laden spell at Stamford Bridge that saw him score 211 goals in 648 appearances.
The 41-year-old received much praise for his first season in management, when he came close to earning promotion to the Premier League with Derby.
If Lampard was appointed as Chelsea manager he would face several problems, with the club currently restricted by a transfer ban.
Lampard would also have to cope with the departure of Eden Hazard, who recently sealed a switch to Real Madrid.
On Friday Chelsea confirmed the return to Stamford Bridge of another club legend, with Petr Cech being appointed technical and performance director.