Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has spoken out about his confidence in Frank Lampard, which suggests full support from the club’s higher-ups for the manager.
The Blues’ season has now officially ended after they crashed out from the Champions League with a devastating, but not surprising, defeat to Bayern Munich.
In Lampard’s first season as manager, however, the goal was always to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.
Despite the summer transfer ban and having to rely on players returning from their loan spells, the Chelsea manager achieved the objectives, which is already a success according to the club’s chairman Buck.
He told PA Agency (via BT Sport): “In the round, we think it was a very successful season.
“I think obviously we would have been a little bit happier if we had won the FA Cup.
“But I’m sure the manager and the players were gutted not to lift the trophy.”
Lampard has already shifted his attention to preparing for the start to the Premier League new season which is just over a month away on September 12.
With the help of director Marina Granovskaia and former teammate turned technical and performance advisor Petr Cech, Lampard would want to make use of the current transfer window to bring in more players after missing out on the previous two, having already signed Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.
Both Ziyech and Werner have previously talked about Lampard’s influence in their decisions to join Chelsea; testimonies of how important Lampard is as a figure at Chelsea.
“Frank Lampard is a very positive force for Chelsea,” Buck added about the manager.
“He’s Chelsea through and through and that continues to show through. He carries a lot of credibility.
“It’s an exciting time for Chelsea.”