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Former Chelsea great Didier Drogba has backed Frank Lampard for the managerial role at the club, saying he is 'a very good option'. 

The former midfileder has become the frontrunner in the race to replace Maurizio Sarri, who is thought to be on his way to Juventus. 

"I think it is a very good option for the club," he said ahead of the Soccer Aid for UNICEF match at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

"He has done well with Derby, taking the team to the playoff final, and I think it is a very good option," he added. 

The Ivory Coast international rubbished the 'inexperience' claim labelled on Lampard, saying has already shown he is ready for such job. 

 "Does he have to wait until he is 40 or 50 to be ready? I think it depends on your experience and depends on your desire to succeed and do it. If he feels ready, I don't think it is too early," 

Lampard has also been backed by Harry Redknapp, who has urged him to take the job as the chance might never come again.

Lampard's first year in management has been successful, having led Derby County to a second place finish in the Championship and within touching distance of being promoted to the Premier League, losing 2-1 to Aston Villa in the Playoffs finals. 

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