Chelsea are looking into the option of hiring a former manager to help Frank Lampard by joining as an assistant coach.
Frank Lampard’s fairytale tenure at Chelsea might be coming to an end in the coming few weeks. The Blues have gone through a rough patch recently in the Premier League as they dropped points in five of their last six fixtures. Their recent loss coming against Manchester City at the Stamford Bridge that ended 1-3
Despite conducting a massive summer overhaul by signing the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, and so on, Frank Lampard has failed to find the winning formula to fit all these superstars and make the most out of them. The Blues currently find themselves placed ninth in the Premier League table which is simply unacceptable for the club and its supporters after all the money that was spent earlier last year.
Sky Sports reports that Roman Abramovich has shortlisted former Chelsea manager, Avram Grant as a potential addition to Lampard’s coaching staff. Frank Lampard played a key role under Grant’s single-season at the Stamford Bridge in 2008. The Blues finished second in the Premier League and in the UEFA Champions League as well. The Israeli manager also went unbeaten at home in the Premier League during the 2008 campaign.
The Blues now prepare to face Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League. In February, they also face Tottenham Hotspur and a high-flying Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League. Avram Grant’s immediate introduction could prove to be extremely helpful for Frank Lampard during these testing months. Grant will be given the role of an assistant manager in Lampard’s coaching staff.
The 65-year-old has also shown support to Frank Lampard during the recent run of poor fixtures. Grant took to Instagram to show his support by stating:
“About the current situation, I can say only this. You need to be strong when things are not going well, when things are going well everyone is a genius and knows what to do,”
Could Avram Grant’s reappointment alongside Frank Lampard change Chelsea’s fate this season?