Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has a lot to say about what people think of him as the manager of a big club as the Blues and he holds his opinion on why they could be thinking that way.
Currently, the Chelsea legend holds the record of the second English manager to lead a team in England in two Champions League seasons after football legend Sir Bobby Robson and that is something more to talk about.
Frank Lampard answered the call to manage the West London outfit from Roman Abramovich after spending one season as manager at Derby County in 2019. He is yet to win a title but has been able to secure a top-four for the club.
It would be recalled that when he first took the job, the Blues team were facing a ban on transfer which stopped him from signing new players; he was forced to make use of the players on the ground, including giving the first-team opportunity to Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Tammy Abraham.
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According to the English manager, he has been challenged by people close to him for picking the job as Chelsea boss under such circumstances, not knowing why he is being judged differently.
Frank Lampard is also the only English manager amongst the top six teams in England and that mounts more pressure on him to perform and fly high the flag of the country.
He hinted that he is not surprised by the criticisms against him, noting that some people are too quick to form their opinions. He wonders if his age or his experience is the reason why they have to think that way about him.
However, he is proud of his achievement so far and is hoping to build on it despite the challenges faced this season which has continued to put his job in doubts at the club.