Frank Lampard at Chelsea Management
Lampard was relieved of his duties at Stamford Bridge earlier on in the season following a series of poor results. German manager Thomas Tuchel has replaced him at the London club since then, and Chelsea have been flying in all competitions.
However, one cannot ignore the impressive job Lampard has done at Stamford Bridge since the start of the last season. Despite having a transfer ban last year, Lampard managed to guide Chelsea to Champions League football with the young players at his disposal.
Not only that, Lampard managed to nurture and develop talented young players like Mason Mount, who have been crucial to Chelsea’s success this season.
He has also managed to inculcate a free-flowing attacking style of football at Stamford Bridge, and Chelsea have benefited from that. Recently, Thomas Tuchel also hailed the job done by Lampard at Chelsea, and he revealed how the Englishman laid the foundations for them to get to the finals of the FA Cup and the Champions League.
Crystal Palace looking for successor to Roy Hodgson
It will be interesting to see how he performs at Crystal Palace if he takes over at Selhurst park at the end of the season. There is no doubt that Palace need a new direction and a young manager with fresh ideas would be ideal for them. Roy Hodgson has done a reasonably good job at the London club, but he needs to be replaced now.
The first order of business for Lampard if he takes over at Palace should be to rebuild the ageing squad and bring in talented young players. Furthermore, he will have to bring in a more attractive brand of football.
Reports claim that Palace are planning to hand their new manager a £50 million summer transfer war chest which will allow him to freshen up the squad with four or five new players. Lampard’s relationship with Chelsea could see him bring some of the young players from Stamford Bridge on loan and help Palace develop next season.
In theory, Lampard seems like the perfect fit for Crystal Palace. The pressure to perform is far lesser at a club like Palace, and the 42-year-old will be able to implement his ideas and develop as a manager.
At Chelsea, there was very little room for error and Lampard was probably thrown into a massive job way too soon.
There is no doubt that he has the talent to develop into a quality manager, and a move to Palace could be the ideal step in his career right now.