Shaun Wright-Philips, a former England winger and Chelsea teammates with Frank Lampard has waded in about the managerial job at Chelsea.
According to Shaun Wright-Philips, he believes Lampard has what it takes to manage a club as big as Chelsea.
Lampard became Chelsea manager after a year as manager at Derby County where he led the Championship side to a play-off against Aston Villa.
He replaces Maurizio Sarri at the London club after the Italian moved to Juventus.
When asked about Lampard’s capability for the role despite drawing his first game in charge of Chelsea, Shaun Wright-Philips said:
“One hundred per cent [Lampard can handle it],” he told ESPN FC.
“I think Frank as a man, what he showed at Derby, he can handle the challenge.
“My only worry was are Chelsea going to keep him long enough for him to stamp his authority and show people what he’s about?
“As you can see in Chelsea’s past history they don’t really keep managers that long.
“When they’re sick and tired or possibly when the manager is going through a little bad spell, they tend to sack them rather than give them more opportunities to push and really show what they’re capable of.”