Lampard is the perfect man for Chelsea says Ferdinand
Frank Lampard would be the perfect choice to manage Chelsea if current boss Maurizio Sarri departs, Rio Ferdinand believes.
Sarri will fill the vacant managerial role at Juventus once Chelsea give him the nod to take charge at the Allianz Stadium, after terms were agreed in Turin.
Lampard is now set to be in the box seat to replace him with reports again claiming that talks have started.
Lampard, Chelsea’s record goalscorer and someone who won 11 major honours during a 13-year spell in west London, spent last season in charge of Sky Bet Championship side Derby.
He guided the club to the play-off final where the Rams lost to Aston Villa but has been heavily linked with a swift return to Stamford Bridge, and has the backing of Ferdinand.
‘He is the perfect choice.
People talk about experience and what-not but what experience did Pep (Guardiola) have when he went into Barcelona’s first team? He trained the younger kids at the club.
‘Frank knows the club and he knows the players and the players will respect him,’ Ferdinand said.
‘You can see he can carry himself in a particular way in front of the media and in the football club and he can change things within a season.
‘We have seen that at Derby.
I know it’s a smaller club but we have seen him do it.
I don’t think he would go in there and be phased by big personalities in that changing room.’