Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he must deliver silverware at the Stamford Bridge due to the high expectations from club owner Roman Abromovich.
Lampard took over at the start of the current season from Maurizio Sarri. The 41-year-old remains the Blues' all-time record goalscorer and he hopes his reputation as a club legend is not tarnished.
In his new book serialized by The Sun, Lampard said, "The job of management has also become far more intense over the last 20 years. Especially in the Roman Abramovich era as there are high expectations which bring high levels of pressure."
"This, in turn, makes for some difficult decisions for managers, who need a very strong squad of players with strong personalities."
"Having played under so many managers, I've gained a great deal of experience. They all gave me food for thought on approaching the job in a different way. I don't think a Chelsea manager 25 years ago would have needed the same qualities he needs now."
"My objective is simple — to be as successful as it is possible to be at Chelsea. If I don't, then that should not influence what I achieved in 13 years as a player."