Jason Cundy says he wouldn’t swap Chelsea boss Lampard for Ralph Hasenhuttl
Jason Cundy gave an emphatic one-word response when asked if he would swap current Chelsea manager Frank Lampard with Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl at Stamford Bridge.
Cundy, who is an ex-Chelsea player and Blues supporter, has insisted that he doesn’t want to get rid of under-fire man Lampard.
Ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup tie with League Two outfit Morecambe, Chelsea have picked up just four points from their previous six Premier League games during a horrid festive period.
Lampard is currently struggling to settle on a best XI with several players out of form and a big summer of spending hasn’t meant automatic success.
But he overcame a mid-season dip last year during his first season in charge of the club and Cundy wants to see Chelsea stick with him.
“No,” Cundy told talkSPORT when asked if he’d swap Lampard for Hasenhuttl.
“Right now we’ve got to stick with Frank. Frank is not beyond any criticism and he’s getting plenty right now… but right now is not the right time to change the manager.”
Cundy was questioned about whether or not Hasenhuttl would be a better fit at Chelsea than Lampard.
Hasenhuttl is currently in charge at Premier League rivals Southampton, who sit sixth in the table three points and three places above the Blues.
The 53-year-old Austrian has got his team playing incredible football at St Mary’s, particularly during this season so far.
He’s an exciting manager that looks destined to take charge at one of the elite clubs in the future, but Chelsea for now are putting their faith in Lampard, who is a club legend and young manager learning on the job.