Football legend, Alan Shearer, has reacted to Chelsea’s decision to bring Frank Lampard back as temporary manager.
The retired footballer described the decision as a sign of ‘typical Chelsea’ from the last few years.
An extraordinary turn of events has made it likely that Lampard is set to return to the club for a third time, this time as a caretaker manager.
Reports that emerged on Wednesday night, indicated that Frank Lampard, a retired Chelsea player is due to be at the club’s Cobham base this morning and will take training later as he closes in on a sensational return to the club.
Lampard – who was pictured leaving his house on Thursday – has been asked to take charge of the Blues who sacked him two years ago on a caretaker basis until the end of the season, as reported by Sportsmail.
He will be joined by fellow Blues legend Ashley Cole, as well as Joe Edwards who worked alongside him during his previous spell in west London.
Nothing has been discussed about Lampard staying beyond the summer with the process for identifying and appointing a full-time head coach continuing.
He was at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night to watch Chelsea’s goalless draw against Liverpool just 48 hours after Graham Potter was sacked.
Lampard, Chelsea’s record goal scorer, was dismissed as head coach at Stamford Bridge in January 2021. He then took over at Everton but lost his job in January after less than a year in the role.
Alan Shearer said: “Typical Chelsea isn’t it. For the football club who sacked him a couple of years ago, I know it was a different owner but for a new owner to come in and do what he has done and spend that ridiculous amount of money on so many players, which makes it so difficult for a manger, and then sack a manager after appointing him. It’s typical Chelsea.
“From Frank’s point of view, it’s probably a no brainer, he probably didn’t have to think about it for that long. At the highest level he’s probably going to struggle to get back, so this is an opportunity where they are in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and you just never know. It’s been done before at Chelsea so from his point of view it’s probably a no brainer.”
It has been claimed that the Englishman is set to be in the dugout for Saturday’s league game against Wolves, the place where he picked up arguably his most impressive win in his first spell.