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Harry and Jamie Redknapp back perfect person Frank Lampard to succeed as the next Chelsea manager

Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard looks set to become the next Chelsea manager (Picture: Getty Images)

They may have a touch of bias, but both Harry and Jamie Redknapp believe Frank Lampard is the right man to replace Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager.

Lampards uncle Harry and cousin Jamie both recognise the size of the task he would have on his hands at Stamford Bridge, but think he is the ideal candidate to guide the club through potentially stormy waters.

Sarri is set to join Juventus, star player Eden Hazard has moved to Real Madrid and the club are under a transfer ban for the next two windows.

It is a tricky situation for any incoming manager, but Jamie believes that the clubs leading goal scorer in history is the right choice.

Frank would be the perfect person, the younger Redknapp told Sky Sports News.

They need someone whos going to come in and stabilise the club. They have lost their best player (Eden Hazard) and they have got a transfer embargo for two or three windows, so you need someone that everybody loves and they will give them time.

Frank Lampard and Jamie Redknapp
Lampards cousin Jamie Redknapp thinks hes a good choice for the Blues (Picture: Getty Images for Larry King)

It would be interesting but the fans here would love one of their own. They have never gone for an English manager as far as I can remember.



I think Frank would be a great choice but whatever they do, whoever it is, even if its not Frank, they will need to be patient.

Harry also thinks his nephew has what it takes to succeed at Stamford Bridge and thinks he is ready for the big leagues after just one season in management, leading Derby to the Championship play-off final.

Nows the time, Harry told the Sun. If Frank gets offered it, its all about timing. I know you can turn it down but it may never come again.

Hes ready, he knows the game, hes a very clever guy, a bright boy. Its all about players, good players.

He has this determination to be successful, nothing is going to stop him. He is very single minded and hell work all day and night to achieve that.

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