Frank Lampard has been urged by Shaun Wright-Philips to snub Chelsea and continue with his education at Derby County.
Lampard failed to lead Derby to Premier League promotion after losing to Aston Villa 2-1 in the Championship playoffs. The Chelsea legend has been linked with a move to the Blues and take over from Maurizio Sarri whose future with the club remains uncertain. However, former Chelsea star Wright-Philips reckons Lampard should hold fire and o a return despite being ‘Mr. Chelsea’.
“I think if Frank gets the job he’s going to bring calm. He is Mr. Chelsea. He knows what the club needs and how the football should be played for the fans to get back to enjoying it and fully supporting it,” he said.
“But if I was in Frank’s shoes I would wait a little bit longer. Chelsea is not an easy job to step into and there is no point him stepping in and getting the sack within two years. He may as well continue progressing as a coach and then when he goes there he goes there for good.”
“That’s what I would like to see him do but if he feels ready for it – and only he knows – he should jump at it.”
Sarri has been tipped to take over as Juventus manager after the Italian giants parted ways with Massimiliano Allegri at the end of the season.