Frank Lampard's poor record as a coach has become increasingly evident, particularly with his recent stint as the manager of Chelsea. Having won only two out of his last 24 matches in the Premier League, Lampard's managerial career has been plagued by inconsistency and underperformance.
The revelations from Lampard himself following Chelsea's loss to Manchester United shed light on the underlying issues within the team. While he had previously refrained from criticizing the players too harshly, he now openly acknowledged the glaring shortcomings in collective preparation for games. This admission indicates a lack of attention to detail and a failure to adequately address the team's training standards.
As a former top-level professional player, Lampard is well aware of the importance of training and preparation in achieving success on the field. However, his comments suggest a decline in standards since his previous managerial tenure, which was only a few years ago. The challenges faced by the team, such as squad size and the turbulent nature of the past year, have undoubtedly played a role. Nevertheless, Lampard's inability to instill a sense of togetherness and momentum in training sessions has had a detrimental effect on the team's performance.
A coach's record is a reflection of their ability to motivate and organize their players effectively. Lampard's poor record is indicative of his struggles in these areas. While he may have had moments of promise and occasional flashes of brilliance during matches, the overall lack of consistency and the inability to convert chances points to a failure in coaching strategy and player development.
The expectations for a club like Chelsea are high, and with a string of disappointing results, it is only natural that questions are being raised about Lampard's capabilities as a coach. Despite his status as a club legend, it is essential to objectively assess his performance based on results and the team's overall progress.
Lampard's poor record as a coach is undeniable, with only two victories in his last 24 Premier League matches. His own comments about the team's glaringly short preparation and training standards further emphasize the issues at hand. As a manager, Lampard has struggled to bring consistency, motivation, and development to his players, raising doubts about his suitability for the role.
Here's how Twitter reacted:
Lampardpic.twitter.com/ZTAOdhynLn— Kay | Snapchat & IG Ads (@Emini_Sir_Kay) May 25, 2023
not a good fit in the manager role perhaps better suited behind the scenes— daniel (@dcsmoketown) May 25, 2023
Not his mess to fix. Walked into a circus and did his best to bring us back any shred of dignity we had left in the crest . Summer window will be a garage sale for the history books— Alex (@alexpatrick14) May 25, 2023
He needs a full season in charge, Tuchel won the Champions League with his previous Chelsea.— Islam Uddin (@Coach_iu) May 25, 2023
Man needs to become an assistant coach. It’s not just coming together for him sadly. He should give his old managers a call. I know that it would have been better if he took over from Tuchel when the team still exhibited some confidence but he’s failed to change things— Major Zero (@d_tameo) May 25, 2023
I'm pretty sure they were a bad team before he came back. I mean, didn't they fire Potter for the same thing? You can spend all the money you want, but if the puzzle pieces don't fit together, it doesn't matter. Frank didn't build this team.— ⚽️ Bobby ⚽️ (@BnS1986) May 25, 2023
Chelsea create chance after chance. Not a Lampard fan at all, but how is he at fault for all the missed sitters? It’s on the squad and the person or people that created it— Milan Nikolic (@MilanNaples) May 25, 2023
After today's game,he has solidified his legacy as the worst Coach in the entire existence of football or any other sports that you can think of.— Dion Sandile Sekgobela (@DionSekgobela) May 25, 2023
Frank was a top class player and comes across as a nice fella.— Slotzy (@ElSparky77) May 25, 2023
But he should be a football pundit because management is not for him.
Too bad...he will rise to be a great coach i see that coming— Ifesinachi (@The_WeekndBoi) May 25, 2023