Updated: Jun 17, 2019
Former Blues boss on what Lampard must learn if he replaces Sarri at Stamford Bridge.
Ruud Gullit is backing Frank Lampard to be Chelsea‘s next manager after Maurizio Sarri left the west London side to take over the reins at Serie A champions Juventus.
The Blues have had 12 managers in just 15 years and their legend Lampard is a heavy favourite to be Sarri’s successor after guiding Derby county to the Championship play-off final in his first year in management.
And, former AC Milan legend insists Lampard’s lack of managerial experience won’t be an issue if they employ the right people around the former West Ham star.
"Look, he [Lampard] has done nothing yet as a coach. They gave me this opportunity as well - and we won. That has nothing to do with it," Gullit said at the Costa Smeralda Invitational event.
"I think it's important for Chelsea to have somebody who they can relate to - that's what they try to find.
"I hope also that they get the right people around him who can help him.
"So don't make a mistake to get friends there, make sure that you get somebody that has experience in managing and coaching teams and things like that. That would be the best thing for him."