Chelsea stand to make a rare profit from managerial change – here’s why

Chelsea will not have to break the bank to appoint Frank Lampard as Maurizio Sarri’s replacement, according to a report published by Standard Sport.

Roman Abramovich has parted with millions over the years in order to both appoint and dismiss some of the best managers on the planet.

Former bosses Andre Villas-Boas and Jose Mourinho are two notable ones whose sackings forced Roman to dig deep into his pockets.

Thankfully for the Russian, Sarri walked before a push was required, with the BBC reporting that Juventus paid over £5M to free the Italian.

That money will come in handy for Chelsea, with Standard Sport claiming that the magic number for the appointment of Lampard is just £4M.

Chelsea stand to make at least a £1M profit from the change of management, which will be a refreshing, and welcomed, change for Abramovich.

We dearly hope that if Lampard is appointed, he will never have to receive the phone call from Marina Granovskaia telling him to pack his bags.

It’d break our hearts.