Lampard responds to talk he is set to succeed Sarri at Chelsea - football

Lampard responds to talk he is set to succeed Sarri at Chelsea



Frank Lampard has swatted away reports suggesting he could soon be asked to succeed Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea if the under-pressure Italian is sacked.
Lampard is Chelsea’s record goalscorer, won every club honour during 13 years as a player at Stamford Bridge and is impressing as he makes his managerial bow with Championship Derby.
Sarri suggested his position could be under threat following Sunday’s 6-0 loss at Manchester City, another of Lampard’s former clubs, as the Blues slipped to sixth place in the Premier League.
By Lampard refused to entertain talk he could be parachuted in to save Chelsea in much the same way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has at Manchester United.
“My job is here,” Lampard said on Monday.
“We’re working very hard and my thoughts are on Ipswich Town on Wednesday, and Brighton [in the FA Cup] on Saturday.” Chelsea’s supporters, meanwhile, have suggested the club axe Sarri and bring back Antonio Conte.
Lampard backed Chelsea “as a club” to show resilience and respond to the humiliating defeat, their worst in the league for almost 28 years.
The former Blues midfielder said: “With my Chelsea hat on, 13 years as a player there, you have a feeling for it and it’s not nice, it’s not easy. It doesn’t happen to Chelsea much so when it does it’s a shock.
“But they’re going up against an incredible team and I had some time at Manchester City as well. I have som...
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