Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been tipped to become England manager one day by his former team-mate Branislav Ivanovic.
Lampard is into just his third season as a manager, having spent a year in the Championship with Derby County before returning to Chelsea to take over from Maurizio Sarri.
The 42-year-old has impressed so far, guiding Derby to a play-off final and securing a top four finish with the Blues in his first season despite the club being under a transfer embargo.
He was able to splash the cash this summer, bringing in Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Kai Havertz and Edouard Mendy.
Branislav Ivanovic has praised Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and believes he could end up in charge of England
After a difficult start to the season, Chelsea’s new faces have started to make their mark, with the Blues currently third in the Premier League and already qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League.
Ivanovic, who played alongside Lampard for six-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge, has claimed his former team-mate is “the right person” to take Chelsea forward but also tipped him to manage England.
Lampard and Ivanovic spent six-and-a-half years as team-mates at Chelsea
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Ivanovic told the Daily Mail : “When Frank decided to become a manager, everyone who knows him knew he was going to be a success.
“He is the right person in the right place, not just for Chelsea. I hope he will stay at Chelsea for life, but for sure he could give to his country and be manager of the England national team.
“He knows football and has great ideas. I watch his interviews and you can see he understands the game, the things he needs to do and how to give belief to the group.
“It’s a massive job to understand football and to make the team play and work like you want. He has a good group…