Chelsea boss Lampard: Redknapp and Ancelotti positive influences

Chelsea boss Lampard: Redknapp and Ancelotti positive influences

Lampard guided Derby County to a Championship Playoff final last season in his first year as manager.

"I worked really hard to put that right as a player and now I am in a position where I have to work really hard to be successful as a manager here".

The 41-year-old Lampard has signed a three-year deal.

Lampard's cousin, Jamie Redknapp, another former England midfielder, said patience would be the key factor. It nearly feels like they may have to change that process and say from the outset Frank's going to be given time. Therefore, some think this is a very risky move by Lampard.

He said: " I have a feeling the Chelsea job could have come too soon for him.

Abramovich's restlessness and his desire for more from his managers have not prevented Chelsea being successful. "You have to be realistic".

"So for me, it's going to be something different and new knowing that he played there and he went into coaching not quite long".

Hudson-Odoi broke into the first-team set-up last season under Maurizio Sarri, but struggled for game time in the Premier League, which Lampard could now offer him next term.

"Lamps" will have no such problem. Benitez is not some great footballing charlatan out to diddle the clubs he manages, and treating him as such is an indictment of Ashley alone.

Suggesting it would be an awesome opportunity for Shay Given to work with the Premier League giants, "circumstances" beyond Given's control appear to have rendered that chance unlikely for the time being.

The most pressing contract priority for Chelsea is Callum Hudson-Odoi, who has entered the final year of his deal as he recovers from his own Achilles injury and remains the subject of significant interest from Bayern Munich.

"We will do everything we can to ensure he has all the support required to be a huge success".

Many other Chelsea players are linked to return to Chelsea. The club has appealed their ban and await further news.

It would make flawless sense for him to be the understudy to Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back in the new season and head coach Lampard has already stressed his desire to promote youth.

New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he uses things he learned from Carlo Ancelotti and Harry Redknapp in management.

He initially left Chelsea to join New York City in Major League Soccer, but returned to the Premier League with a loan spell at their parent club Manchester City.

"If you are Frank and you're throwing these youngsters in, you still need to finish in the top four".

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