Ahead of Crystal Palace’s match with Chelsea this Saturday, former England manager Roy Hodgson has hailed his managerial counterpart, Frank Lampard. Hodgson even hinted that the Blues legend could finally manage the Three Lions at some point in his work
Lampard had a different stint playing for England, earning 106 caps, with numerous of those coming under Hodgson.
Hodgson made Lampard vice-captain behind former leader and current Rangers manager Steven Gerrard.
Speaking to the Daily Mail concerning Lampard and Gerrard’s prospects as future national team head coaches, Hodgson declared that the pair were “fantastic servants for England”.
He replied: “Earning 100 caps – that is not a bad thing to have on your CV if you want to be an England manager.”
After a slight hiccup to the start of their campaign with a 4-0 away defeat to Man United, Chelsea have looked near perfect with a 100 per cent Premier League record in October, leading Lampard to pick up his first – but likely not his last – Premier League boss of the month award earlier today.
With the transfer embargo put in place for Chelsea in the previous and upcoming windows, many believed that the Blues would reluctantly play the many youth players they have at their disposal. However, due to the talents of both Lampard and his crop of emerging youngsters, the future is looking very bright for all.