There’s a saying that nothing stays the same it all gets crushed. It all gets broken. It all passes with time. Only the moment you’re in has any meaning. Frank Lampard perhaps, has gotten understanding of this in the deepest measure of the current circumstances.
The former Blues midfielder is said to be getting ready for his big announcement as Chelsea boss and with all the negative talk about him being better off without the job, for now, he has his reasons for agreeing to the deal. He has definitely thought through his options with family and representatives and has weighed the potential pitfalls that await him at the Bridge.
Many accomplished managers have had it tough at the club. Some have left just as quickly as they came. Others lasted a year, while a few took instructions from Roman Abramovich for two years until they were fired. Lampard must know how to negotiate the tricky hedges in West London.
His work at Derby was not exactly outstanding but the 41-year old deserves some accolades for the results he churned out there. Leading cash-strapped Derby to the final of the playoffs is a massive achievement and he knows he will need to improve on that finish or his maiden season in coaching could be determined as a fluke.
At Chelsea, he will have the chance to build a team that could fight for trophies in the years to come, and any form of failure could be attributed to the lack of quality players at his disposal compared to Manchester City and Liverpool’s strength. Also, Chelsea’s transfer ban prevents him from bringing in new players which would be an excuse should he fail to win any trophy.
His time to step up is now, and another season in the Championship will be tricky for him to convince the world he has come of age.