Il Chelsea e Frank Lampard, Frank Lampard ed il Chelsea, i Blues di Londra ritrovano come manager un vecchio amore, una vecchia bandiera. Ecco la nota originale della societa’:
Frank Lampard discussed his management style, his plans for the Chelsea team this season and his confidence to succeed at Stamford Bridge as he addressed the media at his official unveiling as head coach.
Lampard was understandably beaming throughout his official unveiling as Chelsea’s new head coach. After five years away from Stamford Bridge, during which time he hung up his boots and dived into the world of management with Championship side Derby County, our record goalscorer has returned home.
There was emotion, sentiment and goodwill all round as he was introduced to the world’s media, though Lampard was the first to acknowledge that the friendliness of reacquaintance will swiftly switch to the scrutiny of top-flight football once the curtain comes up on the new campaign. Work must begin quickly and our new boss will be grateful for the chance to begin pre-season with his players today when they fly out to Ireland for a training camp in Dublin.
Prior to their trip to the Emerald Isle, Lampard reflected on the job he has taken on, a significant step up from his role last season with the promotion-chasing Rams. However, with assistants Jody Morris and Chris Jones joining him in the move from Pride Park, the 41-year-old admitted there will be plenty of similarities between his way of working in the Midlands and west London.
‘What I tried to do last year at Derby, and what we will try to do this season, is have an aggressive team with energy, bravery on the ball and an ability to move the ball quickly,’ Lampard explained.
‘I have huge respect for the teams at the top of the league at this moment in time. I look at Manchester City and Liverpool to see the speed of their game and that is the speed I want to see from my team.