Frank Lampard is convinced that Chelsea football must overcome the tendency to make quick decisions, if not immediate results, if the organization hopes to create a long-term vision for its future and fight again to be champions in all parties.
Co-owner Todd Boehly has taken two managers this season in what will be the biggest team battle in the Major League Baseball era.
The Blues are one of 11 top-flight clubs to have changed managers at least once this season, along with relegated Leeds and Southampton, which has reduced the average tenure for a manager in the Premier League to two over the last twelve months.
Since Potter’s departure on April 2, Chelsea have gone into a tailspin, winning just one in 10 games in all competitions. In fact, the team did not score in six of those games after his dismissal. And this Thursday, Manchester United will travel to Old Trafford in search of a second victory under Lampard.
Ahead of the imminent confirmation of Mauricio Pochettino as manager next season, the outgoing manager suggested that resistance to modern trends must prevail if the club is to fight again. “This statistic says, I guess it’s a table,” he said.
In turn, Frankie said: “There are understandable things, the Premier League brand and what it means for the teams to stay in it. The first person to blame is the coach, and if you understand taking the work, it’s probably a good thing.”
“Of course there are many others. It’s amazing how happy she is to always change. It’s clear that this type of work and situation has evolved, and many teams that are working with the expectation that it is not completely stable”, he thought.
And in this sense the former Chelsea and England midfielder added: We are in a very reactionary world. In past years, one, two, or three losses could have been different. Now we have this very fast explosion and you have to understand when you’re doing this work.”
The task of finding a replacement for Potter was carried out by co-directors of sports Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart, Boehly previously acted as interim director of football and was named in the recruitment of players and the former manager of Brighton.
In particular, Lampard stated that he had worked with Winstanley and Stewart and that both had created a work environment to assist his successor. The new manager’s first job will be to trim the first team squad before thinking about what will happen next season.
“It has been a very good dialogue since this opportunity presented itself to me. I was able to interact with them on a personal and professional level, and it’s nice to have that close communication. “Working in this job, you understand that when you don’t have communication in football, you miss it,” he said.
And he said about this: “I have spoken with both of them, and I am good and I appreciate them. His big job is to get Chelsea back where we want to take them. They are not everything, but they play an important role. I was impressed with how our interactions were and I wish them the best in the future.
“There is a real alignment of thought. Now, the work process is to see where they are balanced, where we want to go and what it looks like. There is a lot of work to be done and in Paul and Laurent we have good people for it,” said the champion of the League and the Europa League.
Finally, Lampard closed: “It’s difficult in today’s world because everything is very reactionary. If you want to go for a while, and you don’t get joy for a while, agree to it. In fact, Chelsea has one image that’s a bit longer than that. People are stuck on the road.