Frank Lampard Could Become Chelsea’s Next Manager (Full Story)

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Chelsea have opened talks with former midfielder , Frank Lampard , over the possibility of succeeding Maurizio Sarri , Goal reports.

Although Sarri finished third in the Premier League and won the Europa League , he is set to return to Italy and sign for Juventus.

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Max Allegri , whom Sarri will replace in Turin , was the early favourite to inherit the Stamford Bridge hot-seat.

The 51-year-old , however , is likely to undertake a sabbatical forcing Chelsea to pursue alternative options.

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez , Ajax’s Erik ten Hag , Watford’s Javi Gracia have also been linked with the Stamford Bridge job , but Lampard is believed to be in front of the queue.

Chelsea are said to hold reservations over Lampard’s suitability , given his lack of managerial experience , with just one season at Derby under his belt.

The 40-year-old narrowly missed out on promotion , losing in the play-off final to Aston Villa.

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