Frank Lampard has branded Roy Keane’s comments that English managers are judged differently to others as false.
Keane lashed out at criticism of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by using Lampard as an example of preferential treatment.
The Red Devils suffered a 2-0 loss at Liverpool on Sunday with Keane in the Sky Sports studio at Anfield to leave them 30 points behind Jurgen Klopp ’s men.
But the former midfielder claimed Solskjaer deserves to be given more time to prove his worth at Old Trafford.
Lampard has been widely praised since taking charge at Chelsea over the summer after leading the Blues into Champions League contention in the league.
But his side have been losing matches against weaker Premier League teams on a regular basis recently.
“Frank Lampard has lost eight games, but for some reason, Frank is doing alright, because he is English, I don’t know,” Keane said.
“Frank’s track record, his CV, he went to Derby, he didn’t get promoted. But Frank has got all the answers for Chelsea…”
Roy Keane used Frank Lampard as an example of English managers getting preferential treatment
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Lampard refuted the claims by insisting that nationality was simply not a factor in how a manager is judged.
“That’s the moment my ears pricked up,” Lampard revealed. “I don’t think being English gives you any sort of a bye from criticism.
“In fact, I’ve heard quite a lot when I first got this job of writing me off precisely because I’m young and English and only had a year at Derby.
“Certain people were saying you shouldn’t give him the job – give it to people who have got experience of doing well in Italy or somewhere else or whatever.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has fired back at Roy Keane’s comments
“Fair play to Roy, that conversation with Roy was so quick that a lot was…