Ex Chelsea manager, Avram Grant has come out to joke that he would have been sacked if he led Chelsea to a fourth-place finish in the EPL.
He recently revealed that he is very happy for Frank Lampard with all he has achieved since he was appointed.
According to him, Lampard leading the boys to the top four this season is a good season especially since he could not sign players.
He added that Lampard is a good leader and he is the best man to offer the club a great future.
His words, “I think it’s a good season, especially compared to how it began, without being allowed to buy players,”
“Compared to the requirement of Roman Abramovich, if I told him some years ago that fourth place would be good for him, probably he would send me to Siberia, but because of the situation before, I think it’s a good place. For Frank, I think it’s a big achievement.
“It’s his first year as a coach in the Premier League. Of course, he was a player with a lot of experience, but you cannot compare a player to a manager, and I think he’s managed the team very well.
“A lot of young players and he knew how to play them, how to give them a rest and when to push them. It’s a good base for the future, I was very pleased with his performance.”
“I was sure, because he was always a leader. When you spoke with him, he had a different view about football,”
“In my team at Chelsea there was a lot of leaders. I thought [Michael] Ballack would be a good coach, Didier [Drogba], John Terry, because there was a good personality and a lot of knowledge about football.
“Of course, having the knowledge is not the same, you have to pass the knowledge to players, you have to deal with the owner, the media, you have to deal with the supporters, but at the end of the day, you depend on the performance on the pitch – it’s results, especially at the top.”
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