What John Terry said will happen to Lampard as Chelsea manager

John Terry has backed Frank Lampard to be successful as Chelsea manager if the club eventually seal a deal with Derby County.

The English Premier League side are looking at signing Lampard to replace Maurizio Sarri who left for Juventus few days ago.

Lampard currently manages Derby County which he almost promoted to the English Premier League save for a play-off loss to Aston Villa.

Concerning the deal which looks inches closer, John Terry who played alongside Lampard at Chelsea believes he has what it takes to order a dressing room.

“Frank has always been a great communicator”, Terry said.

“In the dressing room we would have Didier Drogba or Michael Ballack or Petr Cech – they may have been big voices but they would listen to Frank.

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“He would have this calm demeanour and way of delivering a message that would empower you and I’m positive he will have the same effect on these Chelsea players, whether young or older.

“Sure, Chelsea have just lost one of the best players in the world in Eden Hazard; Liverpool and Manchester City have spent well but Frank will still inherit a talented squad and that will only be stronger for integrating some of the players who did well out on loan last season.”

Terry also believes Lampard will turn Chelsea into a better club.

“After the season he has had with Derby and with Chelsea’s transfer ban in place, there is no-one better equipped than Frank to succeed at Chelsea. It is perfect timing for him and the club,” Terry explained.

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“Frank was under pressure to succeed at Chelsea the day he arrived from West Ham and he never hid from that. He revelled in it and went on to become Chelsea’s greatest-ever player.

“What made him that player was his desire to drain every ounce out of his body and that of everyone around him in training.

“Then, when he was done, he’d go out and practise free-kicks and shooting on his own for another half hour.

“People would be amazed at his goal return but they just didn’t realise how much dedication was put into that and his whole game. He is just as exacting on himself now as a manager.”


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