When will Chelsea pull the plug on Frank Lampard? That decision is left to Roman Abramovich who currently have a massive photo of Lampard and his favoured 2012 Champions League winning team hanging in his office.
He still adores the club’s all time goal scorer and everything he has achieved with the club. Sacking him won’t be easy. Lampard epitomizes what Chelsea was and still is.
But if results don’t improve, Chelsea will certainly consider the likes of Thomas Tuchel, Massimiliano Allegri, Julian Nagelsmann, Ralph Hasenhuttl and even Xavi Hernandez who is interested in managing a top European club.
Xavi though wants Barcelona but Ronald Koeman is still in charge of the team and doing well.
The list of top class replacements are endless but Abramovich is ready to wait and give his favourite player some time to succeed.
He wants him to enjoy similar success like Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid or rediscover himself like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did with Manchester United and Mikel Arteta is now doing with Arsenal.
Both managers were once under pressure but after a series of positive results, the sack discussion has completely gone under the radar.
Lampard is still a fantastic manager and he needs time to get his team playing eye catching football and winning games and trophies.