England boasts managers every bit as talented as those from abroad, according to Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
English managers are judged differently from their foreign counterparts, claims Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard and says that more should be given the opportunity to lead Premier League clubs.
In his maiden campaign, he led the club to a top-four finish in the Premier League, but with Manchester United’s 0-0 draw on Sunday leaving them in 10th he has overseen just two wins from Chelsea’s opening six top-flight games so far this season.
According to the official Twitter, asked if he is judged differently because he is English, Lampard said: “I think possibly yes. I think when I got this job a lot of people were maybe questioning me getting it.”
“Sometimes people can be quick to form opinions about a young English manager with just one year at Derby County. Sometimes we have to judge people on face value. I think all managers should be judged the same.”
“I’m proud of what we achieved last season and it could have been even better.”
“We’re seeing English managers show their quality in the game. Hopefully, there are more opportunities for them. There’s been a brilliant invasion of great quality coaches in the Premier League. Our eyes go to that and it becomes new and trendy, and rightfully so with what they achieve.”
“But we have managers at home who can do it too. There are great managers and young coaches out there.”