“He wants to run on the pitch himself!” Former Chelsea hero indicates what Lampard needs to change

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be the first to admit that he is still very much at the learning stages of his coaching career.

Despite already looking like a very competent and clever manager, Lampard is still very fresh on the scene.

Chelsea is his first gig as a Premier League manager and before this, he only had one season in The Championship as the Derby boss.

His first season in the top division was a little up and down, but he showed many signs of what he is building at Chelsea and he has been backed by the board to do it.

One thing that former Chelsea hero Alan Hudson wants to see though, is for Lampard to be a little less emotional on the sidelines and to keep calm so that it will rub off on the players.

Hudson has been speaking to Caught Offside and admits Lampard ‘wants to run on the pitch himself!’

He said:

“I know Frank pretty well – I should, I helped him get to Chelsea – and he manages very much like he played: always looking for perfection.

“His work ethic will see him through, and all he asks from his players is what he gives to them – everything. As I say he is a perfectionist and a true professional, who Roman (Abramovich) trusts because Frank is a very proud young man who wants to keep his tremendous Chelsea record alive.

“What he lacks at the moment is an older head alongside him to calm him down when the going gets tough, because it seems he wants to run on the field himself.

“If I were him I’d sit upstairs and analyse things from there, because he shows too much emotion on the touchline. There are going to be tough times ahead and as a player you don’t need to see your manager kicking every ball with you.

“Once his team talk is over he must get out of the way, because no player wants added pressure. Having said that Frank is a TRUE believer in his ability and had that experiences of being around people like Bobby Moore as a kid at West Ham – it doesn’t get any better than that, you can’t buy that.”