Frank Lampard has urged Maurizio Sarri to resign as Chelsea manager barely a year since taking charge of the Stamford Bridge club. Lampard is the bookies’ favourite to succeed Sarri, should the Italian decide to cut short his time in London.
“I don’t like to talk about other managers,” Lampard told Soccer on Sunday. “But Sarri should sling his greasy hook. The lad talks foreign and likes a smoke — things that go down well in Italy, and other parts of Foreign. I’d never tell someone to go back where they came from, but Sarri definitely should. Especially if he knows what’s good for him.”
“What Chelsea need now is a spiky-haired Londoner with the DNA of the club in their veins,” said the Derby manager. “JT would be perfect, if it wasn’t for his well-documented problems with sleaze and racism. Someone like John though, if there’s anyone out there without the baggage.”
“Me?” added Lampard, unprompted. “That’s a bit of a leap. I have a job, and I’m very happy in Derby. But if Roman was to give me a tinkle on the dog and bone and say, ‘Lamps, we need an ex-player, and JT obviously can’t be trusted around the female staff.’ Well, I’d have to give that some thought. But as I say, I’m very happy at Derby.”