Ivanovic backs Lampard to be England’s next coach

Fri 04 December 2020 | 15:03

Former Lampard’s team-mate, Branislav Ivanovic, thinks Chelsea’s manager could be a credible successor to Gareth Southgate as ‘he knows football’.

Frank Lampard

has emerged as one of the brightest managerial talents in the English game since he took the charge of his former club. In his first season, while his side’s transfer window was closed, he led


to a FA cup final and attained the Champions League automatic qualification.


currently among the Premier League’s title contenders and has an impressive unbeaten run in the Champions League group stages. His former team-mate,

Branislav Ivanovic

insists he can see great managerial potentials in Chelsea’s legend.

"When Frank decided to become a manager, everyone who knows him knew he was going to be a success,"

the 36-year-old told the Daily Mail.

"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.

"He knows football and has great ideas. I watch his interviews and you can see he understands the game, the things he needs to do and how to give belief to the group.

"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]."

source: SportMob

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