Frank Lampard as Chelsea’s New Head Coach

When Frank Lampard decided to take his first steps into a managerial role and claim the job at Derby County in mid-2018, the scenario for the former England and Chelsea midfielder would be to end up at Stamford Bridge eventually. However, this time around it would be at the helm, a position that was previously held by the likes of Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho. However, no one on earth, not even Frank Lampard, could have foreseen that he would be fast-tracked into this managerial role within a year after he began his journey as a football manager.

Even though he only spent one season with Derby in the championship that allowed him to achieve nothing noteworthy to speak of, except for a place within the end-of-season playoffs, the former midfielder now finds himself as head coach for Chelsea. He can thank the current situation that the club finds themselves in this summer where they are unable to transfer due to a ban and the vacant spot that was left by Sarri when he made his departure to Juventus.

Chelsea’s Future with Frank Lampard

Any experienced head coach or manager has a VC. Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea, once demanded from his head coach appointments wouldn’t dare risk their reputation by making the mistake of taking on a club that just lost their best footballer in Eden Hazard, while being unable to improve the team due to a ban that can last for at least a year. This left the club with limited options, and a Stamford Bridge legend like Frank Lampard was never going to avoid such a glorious opportunity to lead the team back to glory.

Chelsea has decided to take the same path as Manchester United after Jose Mourinho was sacked in December, allowing the club to appoint a former player as head coach of the team. However, the up-and-down spell of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in charge at Manchester United has already managed to highlight the negatives and positives of hiring a former club legend to lead a football team. In several ways, Chelsea has controlled to take an even bigger gamble with Frank Lampard when compared to Manchester United and their decision to hire Solskjaer on a 3-year contract.

Fortunately, Solskjaer could show some experience as a football manager as he coached Cardiff City for six months in the Premier League along with two spells with Molde in Norway. However, Frank Lampard currently has a single year of management, and that’s outside the Premier League. Therefore, it’s easy to make the assumption that his return to Stamford Bridge as more to do with him as a player as oppose to his resume as head coach in the world of football.

If Frank Lampard and Morris can unleash the production line of Chelsea and improve a team with homegrown talent instead of expensive transfers, this new role can turn into a truly successful story. But is it possible?