Frank Lampard’s second managerial stint at the helm of Chelsea will obviously viewed as a failure. The Blues great took over the club when it was playing poorly following the sacking of Graham Potter.
Lampard has had a terrible season. He was sacked by Everton earlier in the campaign with the Toffees struggling to avoid relegation under him. Lampard’s managerial career hardly makes for impressive reading so far.
He started off on a good note with then Championship club Derby County, leading them to the promotion playoffs in the 2017/18 season. He then surprisingly got an opportunity to succeed Maurizio Sarri at the helm of the Blues in 2019.
Lampard’s first spell in charge of the Blues was not all bad even though it ended on a sour note. He initially drew praise for the way in which he worked with youth players, giving them opportunities instead of subjecting them to repeated loans and eventual release as the club had done under previous managers.
He was eventually replaced by Thomas Tuchel in 2021 and the German responded by guiding the team to the Champions League title in 2021, the second in its history, following the 2012 success when Lampard was a player for the team.
The sacking of Tuchel was a massive mistake made by the club this season under the ownership of Todd Boehly. The same applies to the subsequent appointment of Potter. Potter arrived after having done some impressive work with former club Brighton and Hove Albion.
However, he lacked big match temperament, something which showed in the boring style of football which the Blues played under his leadership.
Lampard cannot be faulted for what has happened. The club is in a major need of a rebuild, something which could take 2-3 years to achieve, even under the best managers in the game.