Former Chelsea FC skipper, Frank Lampard says newly appointed Coach, Antonio Conte has a lot of work to do at Chelsea. The 46-year old Italian was appointed recently to take over the helms at Stafford Bridge from current handler, Guus Hiddink.
The Dutch manager was brought in as an interim manager to transform the fortunes of the EPL giant. Hiddink was not able to bring out a radical transformation to the team’s poor start under former coach, Jose Mourinho, hence the appointment of Anthonio Conte.
Lampard says Conte would be capable of achieving results at Stamford Bridge like he did while at Juventus. Conto managed Juventus and transformed the club to one of the best team in the Serie A. Prior to his arrival at Juve, the club finished in seventh place but Conte led the team to three straight Serie A titles. Anthonio Conte will now step down as the Coach of Gli Azzuri after the Euro 2016 tournament in France this summer.
Despite the fact that the experienced coach has not worked or played in England, Frank Lampard believes he is the right person for the job.
Frank Lampard to Goal: “I think he’s a great manager. I think it’s a big job now, Chelsea. I think it’s a transitional period with the difficult year they’ve had, but I think Conte has fantastic pedigree … what he’s done in Juventus, the work he’s doing now at the Italian (national) team.”
Lampard who now trades tackle for New York City FC in the MLS said he spoke to team mate, Andrea Pirlo. Veteran midfielder, Pirlo arrived Juverntus same time as Conte’s appointment as coach in 2011.
The Ex-English international said: “I’ve spoken with Andrea, who knows him very well, and he speaks very highly of him. So, I think he’ll bring a discipline and a work ethic and hopefully improve Chelsea. I’m not sure it will be easy, but I think he has the credibility.”