Prior to joining Chelsea as manager, Frank Lampard had just one year of managerial experience under his belt.
Lampard was in charge of Championship outfit Derby County last season.
In his one season with the Rams, Lampard guided them to a 6th place finish in the Championship, and then reached the Championship play-off final, which his side lost 2-1 to Aston Villa.
Despite having never managed in the English top-flight, Chelsea chose Lampard as the man to replace Maurizio Sarri, after the Italian joined Juventus.
While Lampard hasn’t been back at Stamford Bridge for long, Willy Caballero has already been praising Lampard and his impact:
“It’s been superb with Frank so far. The way he spoke to us on the first day was amazing and he’s been great so far.
“He told us how he wants us to play, his ideas, how he wants us to train and how much work we must put in to be successful.
“He explained what it means to play for Chelsea and we are all excited to work under him. ‘He played at this club for a long time and won many trophies here, and he wants the same for us as players and for him as the head coach.
“We have to be ready to work hard, he’s told us that, and that we have a lot of talent in the squad. It’s an exciting time to be at the club.” As quoted by Chelsea’s official website.
Chelsea’s preseason is underway
Lampard’s first game as Chelsea boss saw his side draw 1-1 with Irish outfit Bohemians.
Chelsea then faced St. Patrick’s Athletic on Saturday, and came away with a 4-0 win.
After two fairly easy games, Lampard’s Chelsea are set to take on FC Barcelona on the 23rd of July.
Chelsea’s PL season begins on August 11th vs Manchester United.
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