Frank Lampard sent a clear message to Mauricio Pochettino. Frank Lampard sends a strong message to Mauricio Pochettino.
Despite Chelsea’s dismal start to the season, Frank Lampard believes Mauricio Pochettino deserves more time as manager.
Pochettino took over from Lampard in the summer, with the Blues’ all-time greatest scorer appointed as a caretaker manager when Graham Potter was fired earlier in the season.
He didn’t have much success, but he did help to stabilize the club before the hiring of the Argentine in the summer.
But the optimism hasn’t translated into results, with Chelsea having won just one Premier League game in their first six matches heading to their meeting against Fulham on Monday evening.
Lampard, on the other hand, believed that it would be too soon for his old club to change managers again, citing Pochettino’s previous accomplishments as proof that he could be the perfect man for the job.
I believe he will be granted patience, and I believe he deserves it.’ Lampard explained. ‘He’s a man with a strong coaching record, and I’ve already mentioned some of the concerns I felt and witnessed, and he’ll have his own view of that. We all want to give it our all, and he needs time.’
Lampard discussed his second spell at Chelsea, explaining how there were various concerns that would not be resolved in the short term.
One thing that looks to have been fixed at the club is the generation of chances, even in the absence of new offensive midfielder Christopher Nkunku.