Antonio Conte claims Frank Lampard can become one of the world's best

‘He has the skills to become one of the best managers in the world’: Antonio Conte insists Frank Lampard is doing a ‘great job’ at Chelsea… but warns him he ‘must win’ to avoid getting sacked

  • Frank Lampard took the Chelsea job after just a year in management at Derby
  • Antonio Conte has been impressed with the job he has done at Stamford Bridge 
  • Ex-Chelsea boss claims Lampard can become one of the world’s top managers
  • Italian says that the only way to avoid the sack at Chelsea is to keep on winning
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Antonio Conte believes Frank Lampard can become ‘one of the best managers in the world’ after adapting quickly to life in the Chelsea hotseat.

Lampard took the top job at Stamford Bridge last summer after just a year in management with Derby, who he led to the Championship play-off final.

The Blues were fourth in the Premier League table when football was shut down due to the coronavirus crisis. They also had a Champions League last-16 leg against Bayern Munich and an FA Cup quarter-final away at Leicester to come.

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has praised the job Frank Lampard has done this season

Lampard had led the Blues to fourth in the table before football was shut down back in March

Conte, who won the title in his first year as Chelsea boss in 2016-17, has been impressed with the job the inexperienced 41-year-old has done so far.

‘I think he is doing a great job,’ he told Sky Sports’ The Football Show.

‘His second experience after Derby County, to be a coach of a top team is not easy. 

‘He has the skills, the ability, to become one of the best managers in the world. 

Chelsea’s players celebrate during their 4-0 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge in March

‘He has to continue to work in this way and I wish him the best for the future.’   

After winning the league during his debut season in England, Conte was sacked a year later after falling out with the club’s board and striker Diego Costa.

Asked about the demands of being Chelsea’s manager and working under Roman Abramovich, the Italian warned Lampard that he must make winning a habit. 

‘I think generally to be the manager of a top club is not easy,’ he said.

Conte won the Premier League title in his first season at Chelsea but was sacked a year later

‘When you are in a top club the demand is very high. You must win if you want to keep your job. 

‘My experience in Chelsea was amazing and I have great memories of the relationship with the players, with the fans, with the club. 

‘Chelsea is one of the best teams in England in the last 10, 15 years. They won a lot of trophies and it is normal when you arrive at such a club the demand is very high. But it is like this at every top club.’

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