Calls for Chelsea women's coach Emma Hayes to take over men's team from Frank Lampard
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Chelsea women's coach Emma Hayes' name has been thrown into the hat of potential candidates to take over from current men's team boss Frank Lampard.
If she was to step into the role, she'd become the Premier League's first female manager in history.
With Chelsea still winless under club legend Lampard - six defeats on the bounce - there have been calls for his head to roll.
But with the team looking toothless under trigger-happy big-spender Todd Boehly, vacant elite managers like Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique have shown no interest this season.
However, the club has been linked to former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, although no deal has been done.
While their uninspiring 39 points might be enough to get them over the line, the threat of relegation for a club which has spent upwards of £553million is utterly shambolic.
In desperate need of a shake-up, talkSPORT radio host Andy Goldstein has called for Chelsea's men's team to poach respected women's coach Emma Hayes.
"I've got the answer to Chelsea's problems. And this is me being 100 per cent serious," Goldstein said alongside Darren Bent.
"It's not working for Frank Lampard, for whatever reason he is out of his depth.
"They need someone that's already working at the club, someone who is incredibly successful, someone who knows how to organise a team. They're only going to come in for four games and then carry on with what they're doing.
"I don't understand why they don't get rid of Frank Lampard and give it to Emma Hayes.
"She obviously completely and utterly understands what it's like to be in charge of a successful team – she's already there at Chelsea.
"I think they've played 11 games the Chelsea women, so it's early on in their season, but there's four games left here [for the men's team]. I'm sure she can do both."
He added: "Why wouldn't you? She's a born winner.
"At the moment, Frank Lampard isn't the answer."
Hayes lifted her fifth WSL title last season and her Chelsea side is currently third on the table with two games in hand over both Manchester sides.
Earlier this year, Arsenal women's manager Jonas Eidevall questioned the lack of female coaches in football, describing it as ‘the most under-tapped resource’ in the sport.
“The problem is that you see, in all technical staff in all the professional clubs in the men’s side, how many female technical staff do you have in the game?” he told talkSPORT back in January.
“It’s incredible when you see in all other parts of society. You can have female Prime Ministers, you can have female presidents, but you can’t have a female coach coaching in the Premier League for some reason? Why?
“I think it [female coaches] has to be, single handily, the most under-tapped resource that is in professional football. There is no reason why you can’t be female and be a top coach.”