Frank Lampard Discusses How Steven Gerrard Will Do As A Manager
Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard were not a good mix on the football pitch together but the former England midfield pairing have each others back in the BT Sport studio now but Lampard could be about to lose his partner to management.
When Lampard and Gerrard played for England together it rarely worked as the two forward thinking midfielders both wanted to operate in the same space with no one behind them to cover as they marauded forward.
They were part of the 'Golden Generation' for the Three Lions that failed to live up to its billing despite having some of the best players on the planet at the time, for their clubs, including the two central midfielders.
Now as pundits for BT Sport the pair work very well both alone and when the pair are teamed together, even when they have to carry Robbie Savage or Michael Owen.
However the pair may be about to be split up with Gerrard reportedly on the verge of becoming manager of SPFL side Rangers. Speaking to the Press Association Lampard backed his former teammate to be a good manager, saying:
"I certainly think Steven (Gerrard) will make a success of it.
"I've known Steven a long time, he's a serious thinker about the game. I work with him now, and his analysis and extent of knowledge about the game is huge.
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"He'll be a great acquisition for anyone to take on. And good for him. It's what he wants to do and I think he'll be very good at it."
Chelsea's top scorer also added that he's ready to go into management adding, "Well I'm doing my coaching badges at the moment. I've spent a lot of time at Chelsea this year, gaining hours of experience.
"I've already managed to get my A Licence in coaching. So yes, with the right opportunity and right timing for me, I'd really take a very close look at it.
"Because you do want to give back, show you can help try to develop players, and help them tactically and whether you can be a good man manager."
It will be interesting to see if Gerrard can be a successful manager and starting out in Scotland won't help take the pressure off him really because no matter where he started he was always going to be a big story.
Can Lampard and Gerrard become successful?
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