Chelsea forward, Willian, has backed the club’s decision to appoint Frank Lampard as their new boss.
Willian says “extraordinary” Lampard has “everything it takes”, to be successful at Stamford Bridge.
The ex-England midfielder, who spent 13 years at Stamford Bridge as a player, is set to return to his former club after Maurizio Sarri left for Juventus.
Lampard enjoyed an impressive first season in management, taking Derby County to the Championship play-off final where they were beaten by Aston Villa.
Asked about Lampard’s imminent arrival at Chelsea, Willian told football.london: “He is a legend. He was an extraordinary player for the club, winning every possible title.
He deserves so much respect and backing for what he has already achieved at the club. If Chelsea do bring him in, he will be very welcome.
“Is he definitely going to be the next manager? I don’t know. But I think he would be up to the task.
“He was a great player, and he is a great person. He’s only starting his managerial career now, but he has everything it takes to be a success.”