Frank Lampard tipped as future England manager after Chelsea success
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been tipped to become England manager one day by his former team-mate Branislav Ivanovic.
Lampard is into just his third season as a manager, having spent a year in the Championship with Derby County before returning to Chelsea to take over from Maurizio Sarri.
The 42-year-old has impressed so far, guiding Derby to a play-off final and securing a top four finish with the Blues in his first season despite the club being under a transfer embargo.
He was able to splash the cash this summer, bringing in Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Kai Havertz and Edouard Mendy.
After a difficult start to the season, Chelsea’s new faces have started to make their mark, with the Blues currently third in the Premier League and already qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League.
Ivanovic, who played alongside Lampard for six-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge, has claimed his former team-mate is “the right person” to take Chelsea forward but also tipped him to manage England.
Ivanovic told the Daily Mail : “When Frank decided to become a manager, everyone who knows him knew he was going to be a success.
“He is the right person in the right place, not just for Chelsea. I hope he will stay at Chelsea for life, but for sure he could give to his country and be manager of the England national team.
“It’s a massive job to understand football and to make the team play and work like you want. He has a good group of people around him to help him. He will be a success.
“He fully deserved to be Chelsea manager, not just because of his name. Of course I wish him all the best and for me he will always have a huge part [to play].”