Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he sees parallels between the Blues’ appointment of Frank Lampard as manager to his own when he was hired by Juventus.
Both were legends as players at their respected clubs, and Conte believes this should allow Lampard to go on to be a success with Chelsea in the coming years:
“Lampard is, for sure, doing a good job and he knows very well the club because he’s a legend for Chelsea. I think it was the same when I started with Juventus because I knew very well the club and the way that you had to follow to reach your target. Lampard is the right coach for Chelsea.”
Conte won three successive Serie A titles with Juve between 2011 and 2013, sparking the Bianconeri’s current era of dominance in Italian football. If Lampard is as successful as that then he would have done very well indeed.
In a revealing interview, Conte also confirmed that the Blues missed out on Romelu Lukaku and Virgil van Dijk before the start of his second season at Stamford Bridge and he feels that cost him his job.
In contrast, Lampard has been backed massively after his first campaign in charge, spending over £200m on six new signings and it appears that the investment could well pay off.