London : A ” more expert- ended and better prepared ” Frank Lampard should be made Chelsea’s permanent manager , the Premier League club’s former coach Gus Hiding said .
Lampard was confirmed as the club’s interim man ager on Thursday in the wake of Graham Potter’s dismissal following a string of poor results which left the team 11th in the Premier League .
” I would like him to be considered not just as an interim coach , but also to be given the confidence to con tune with the project next season , ” Hidden told the Telegraph in an interview published on Friday .
” He knows the club like nobody else and it’s important to give continuity to things . Like anyone , Lam pared is going to need time . Chelsea have invested a lot of money but now need to adapt to an idea . “
Chelsea reached the FA Cup final and finished fourth in the Premier LAMPARD League under Lam pared in the 2019-20 season , but the following campaign was disappointing despite the club spending heavily on the likes of Kai Averts , Timo Werner and Hakim Zaitech .
” It was perhaps too soon to take on such a big respond senility , ” said Hidden , who coached Lampard during his time as Chelsea interim manager in 2009.