Jamie Redknapp has urged for patience at Chelsea following the appointment of Frank Lampard as the next manager.
The Blues confirmed on Thursday morning that the 41-year-old has returned to Stamford Bridge to become the next manager.
He’s regarded by many in West London as the club’s greatest ever player, as he is the leading goalscorer and was a midfield genius during his 13-year spell.
Lampard went into management for the first time last season and took Debby County as far as the Championship play-off final, before eventually losing to Aston Villa.
The Englishman managed to get together a young exciting group of player at Derby and his focus on youth was clear.
Redknapp believes it’s the right time for Lampard to take the Chelsea role, but stressed he is going to need time to get it right.
“The fans adore Frank. He’s going to need time because there is going to be a lot of changes next season, in terms of you can’t bring in a big name star after losing Eden Hazard,” Redknapp told Sky Sports’ News channel (9:05 am, 4 July).
“You have to be patient and I think everyone will be because it’s Frank Lampard. Someone like Frank knows the game, I think it is the right time and I think the players will respect him. Patience will be the key.”
Stamford Bridge is set to be rocking in the new season following the arrival of club legend Lampard, but he will have a task at hand and dealing with the looming transfer ban is one of them and also trying to ensure another top four finish.
He kicks off competitively with a trip to Manchester United at the start of the Premier League campaign, before facing Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup and then hosting Leicester City.
It’s set to be an exciting ride with Lampard at the helm and he’s bound to have all Chelsea fans behind him.