Kompany backs Lampard to take up the managerial reign at Chelsea
Anderlecht player-manager Vincent Kompany has backed Frank Lampard to naturally fit into the head coach role at Chelsea. The Blues have yet to announce a new manager after the departure of Maurizio Sarri but they are close to doing so with Derby County permitting Lampard to hold discussions over the vacancy.
Speaking to Goal.com, Kompany said that he learnt much from the Englishman during the latter’s one-year loan at Manchester City and the Blues should provide from the expertise of the 40-year-old, he told: “Sign him up. He’s the man. I learnt so much from him. He was a bit older when he joined Man City. Frank was an incredible professional, he stepped the level up for everyone else, and I’m trying to have the same impact as an older player. The match is natural with Chelsea. I completely support him.”
Lampard only stepped into management during the previous campaign after he was afforded with the vacancy at Derby County. The Rams witnessed several ups and downs through the course of the previous Championship campaign but Lampard nearly managed to get them promoted before they succumbed to a playoff final defeat to Aston Villa.
Earlier this month, the Rams’ board had indicated that they are keen on keeping hold of the Blues legend but it appears that they have eventually given up on the prospect with the 40-year-old keen on a reunion with the west London giants. Talks between the Blues and Lampard are set to be held during the forthcoming days and the club’s supporters can be assured that they will have a manager at the helm before the end of the month.
Chelsea are currently not permitted to make any signings due to a 12-month transfer ban but they have appealed over the same. They have a tough beginning to the 2019/2020 season with an away league game at Manchester United to start the proceedings.