'He knows the club like nobody else': Hiddink urges Chelsea to consider Lampard as permanent manager
Former caretaker Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has surprisingly suggested that Frank Lampard should be considered for a permanent role in charge of Chelsea.
"Honestly, I would like him to be considered not just as an interim coach. But also to be given the confidence to continue with the project next season," the Dutchman told The Telegraph.
"He knows the club like nobody else and it’s important to give continuity to things. Like anyone, Lampard is going to need time.
"Chelsea have invested a lot of money but now need to adapt to an idea. I’m very fond of him, I hope he will get Chelsea out of this predicament and get them back to where they deserve to be."
As it stands, it's unlikely to be the case. Lampard has been appointed as the caretaker boss until the end of the season while the club continues an exhaustive process of hiring a full-time manager.
Nothing can be ruled out in football, but it would probably take a European Cup-shaped miracle for Lampard to stay in charge beyond this season.