Chelsea reportedly is contemplating the possibility of rehiring Frank Lampard after he attended the goalless draw against Liverpool on Tuesday
According to The Telegraph, Frank Lampard was in attendance at Chelsea’s goalless draw against Liverpool, sitting behind co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley.
Lampard’s return is imminent
Lampard, who was sacked by Everton in January, is reportedly being considered to take over from interim coach Bruno Saltor until the end of the season, as the club wants to avoid making a hasty decision on their next permanent appointment.
Chelsea is taking a more cautious approach this time around as they search for a new manager, with at least five names reportedly on their shortlist.
Former Barcelona and Spain coach Luis Enrique is said to have had “positive talks” with the club, and recently sacked Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann is another top target, although he is reportedly keen to wait until the summer before making any commitments.
Chelsea wants to avoid a hasty decision this time around, unlike their quick appointment of Graham Potter last September after firing Thomas Tuchel.
As negotiations with Enrique, Nagelsmann, and other candidates for Chelsea’s permanent manager position go on, Lampard is being considered as a potential temporary solution. Despite being sacked as Chelsea’s manager in January 2021, his status as a club legend could boost morale in the dressing room.
Lampard’s experience in the Champions League as a player and manager is also much greater than Bruno’s, who is currently serving as interim boss without a specific end date. With a quarter-final against Real Madrid looming, Lampard could be an asset to the team.