‘He has everything it takes to be a success’: Willian backs Frank Lampard to shine as Chelsea manager with club legend closing in on sensational return
- Willian has backed ex team-mate Frank Lampard to succeed as Chelsea manager
- The Blues are in talks to make Lampard their new boss after Maurizo Sarri left
- Willian, who played with Lampard in 2013/14, believes his appointment will work
Willian has backed Frank Lampard to succeed as Chelsea’s manager if the club legend is eventually appointed at Stamford Bridge this summer.
The Blues are in talks to make Lampard their new boss after being given permission to speak to their former midfielder by current club Derby.
He is expected to take charge in the coming days and the 41-year-old will replace Maurizio Sarri, who returned to Italy and joined Juventus earlier this month.
Willian has backed Frank Lampard to succeed as Chelsea manager if the club legend is hired
Willian played with Lampard during the 2013/14 season and believes his appointment will work
Willian, who played with Lampard during the 2013/14 season for the Blues, believes that his appointment will be successful for the club.
‘Is he definitely going to be the next manager? I don’t know,’ Willian told football.london.
‘But I think he would be up to the task.
‘He was a great player, and he is a great person. He’s only starting his managerial career now, but he has everything it takes to be a success.’
Lampard and his coaching staff are expected to be hired by Chelsea in the coming days
The former England midfielder won three Premier League titles and the Champions League in a trophy-laden career with Chelsea and is still the club’s all-time top scorer with 211 goals.
‘He is a legend,’ Willian added. ‘He was an extraordinary player for the club, winning every possible title.
‘He deserves so much respect and backing for what he has already achieved at the club. If Chelsea do bring him in, he will be very welcome.’