Redknapp: Lampard will manage Chelsea

first_imgHarry Redknapp is confident nephew Frank Lampard will be appointed Chelsea’s new head coach, despite Derby County’s attempt to tie him down to a new deal.Lampard is the frontrunner to succeed Maurizio Sarri in the Stamford Bridge dugout following the Italian’s switch to Serie A champions Juventus.But Derby are reluctant to let the legendary Chelsea midfielder return to his former club in a coaching capacity just a year into his three-year contract at Pride Park. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The Championship side, who suffered defeat to Aston Villa in this past season’s play-off final, are reportedly in discussions with Lampard over extending his deal and chairman Mel Morris said on Monday no approach has yet been made by Chelsea.On this day in 2001…Frank Lampard became a Blue! pic.twitter.com/ssmlONsoAt — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 14, 2019 Redknapp expects Lampard to land his dream job, however, telling BBC Radio 5 Live: “If Chelsea come calling, it’s a difficult one for him to turn down.”In my personal opinion, he’ll be the manager of Chelsea. It looks to me like it’s going to happen.”It’s a no-lose situation unless he finishes outside the top six. Anything in the top six would be OK, but [qualifying for] the Champions League would be a good season.”No one is expecting him to finish first or second, third maybe. If he makes the Champions League next year, he’s going to be a success.”Lampard is Chelsea’s all-time leading scorer and won three Premier League titles with the club during his playing days, as well as the Champions League in 2012.And Redknapp, who has managed the likes of Portsmouth, West Ham United, Southampton, Tottenham and QPR, urged Lampard to take the job if he is offered it.”He’s a true legend at Chelsea, one of the greatest players in the club’s history,” he said. “It may not come along again, you never know in football, the opportunity is there for him to go back now.”He has a house around the corner from the training ground, his wife works in London.”Lampard: “I’m the manager of this club, and I’m very proud to be the manager of this club. I have a two-year contract, I love working here and I want to continue to progress with this club.” pic.twitter.com/PQuLWn9X7T — Derby County (@dcfcofficial) May 27, 2019 Chelsea are banned from signing new players for the next two transfer windows, potentially giving some of the youngsters in their squad a chance to shine.”Maybe it’s time for someone who is going to be bold enough to play those young players,” Redknapp said. “[Lampard] went to Derby, he brought young players in, Derby got to the play-off final with a few kids.”It could be an interesting time for Chelsea, they are going to have to play some of their kids, give them a go.”We keep talking about how good these kids are, they’re playing for England Under-17, Under-19, so get them in the first team, let’s see them play.”Chelsea have a great group of young players, it might be a good chance to throw three or four of them in. You may have something special there.”last_img read more

Amitabh Bachchan denies buying IPL stakes

first_imgAmitabh Bachchan denies buying IPL stakesThis comes after there were reports that the Bachchan family had approached Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals with proposals to buy stakes in the franchises.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJanuary 24, 2019UPDATED: January 24, 2019 00:39 IST Amitabh Bachchan said reports of him buying IPL stakes are not true. (Photo: Reuters)Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has denied that his family was interested in picking equity stake in any of the franchises of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).”This news is incorrect,” Bachchan told IANS when asked about media reports on the issue.Earlier, there were reports that the Bachchans had approached the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals with proposals to buy stakes in the franchises.While the talks with three-time champions CSK were reportedly unsuccessful, discussions with the Rajasthan Royals did not progress beyond the first round.Interestingly, the Bachchan family already has stakes in Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Chennaiyin FC and Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise Jaipur Pink Panthers.ALSO READ | IPL 2019 Auction: 8 teams spend Rs 106.80 crore on 60 playersALSO READ | IPL 2019 likely to be scheduled early to give India pre-World Cup restFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byMukesh Rawat Tags :Follow Indian Premeir LeagueFollow Amitabh Bachchanlast_img read more