Frank Lampard defends ex-footballers getting top jobs

Debate

Frank Lampard has defended ex players like himself, who seem to just walk into high profile managerial jobs, without having a huge amount of experience.

In the same summer Steven Gerrard managed to bag the gig at Rangers, Lampard himself got the number one job at Derby County, and it seems that the former Chelsea player knows he’s been helped by his playing career, but that he’s up for the challenge and has no fear of being judged.

He said to Sky Sports: “There has been a big debate about ex-players getting jobs. 

“The careers Steven Gerrard and I had give us a certain standing, and I don’t dispute that, but at the same time we’ve worked very hard to be in a position to be offered these jobs. 

“I am under no illusions. I know that I will be judged on results, style of play. But there is a lot to work with and hopefully I can make a difference.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Frank Lampard shows appreciation to the fans at half time during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on February 25, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Big season

It’s set to be a huge season ahead, for both Gerrard and Lampard, with the former of course trying to get Rangers back to the top of the SPL, and wanting to make a name for himself as a number one.

He did build up some credit as the under 18 coach at Liverpool, but needs to do far more to impress as a manager. Not only that, but both Gerrard and Lampard will know they need to make sure they both show they can cut it with the best tactically.

Lampard is in one of the hardest leagues in the world in terms of getting out of the Championship, and has his work cut out for him.

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