There is a rift developing amongst Chelsea staff about who should replace Maurizio Sarri as manager.
After months of speculation, it now appears virtually certain that Sarri’s departure will be announced soon, with the 60 year old Italian set to return to his homeland to take up the vacant position at Juventus.
However, there is now a disagreement between the playing and the coaching staff, and the club’s Board of Directors as to who should be the next man in the hot seat at Stamford Bridge.
The players and coaching staff want former player Frank Lampard to take over. Already a club legend after making nearly 650 appearances for the team, 40 year old Lampard impressed in his first season in management, taking Derby County to the play-off finals.
However, the club hierarchy would prefer somebody with more experience to take the job, such as Max Allegri, who has just vacated the job that Sarri is about to take.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.