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Frank Lampard bookies’ favourite to become next permanent Chelsea boss as pressure grows on Sarri

Former Chelsea captain Frank Lampard is the bookmakers’ favourite to become the next permanent boss as pressure mounts on Maurizio Sarri. 

Following Sunday’s 6-0 humiliation at the hands of Manchester City, Sarri’s position has been placed under further scrutiny.  

Lampard has impressed so far this season with Derby County in the Championship in what is his first job as a manager since ending his illustrious playing career.  

Frank Lampard is the current bookmakers’ favourite to be Chelsea’s next permanent manager 

Pressure is growing on Italian manager Maurizio Sarri after a 6-0 battering by Manchester City

CHELSEA’S NEXT MANAGER ODDS 

Frank Lampard 2/1

Zinedine Zidane 7/1

Gianfranco Zola 8/1

Diego Simeone 12/1

Jose Mourinho 12/1

Brendan Rodgers 12/1

Massimiliano Allegri 12/1

Nuno Espirito Santo 12/1

Didier Deschamps 16/1

Luis Enrique 16/1

Guus Hiddink 16/1

From oddschecker 

Lampard has been installed as 2/1 favourite with a few firms, edging out three-time Champions League winner Zinedine Zidane, who is yet to return to management since leaving Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho, sacked by Manchester United in December, is out at 12/1 for a return to Chelsea for a third spell. 

Impressive Wolves boss Nuno is with Portuguese compatriot Mourinho at 12/1 while World Cup-winning manager Didier Deschamps is at 16/1. 

For Chelsea, their drubbing by City has seen them fall to sixth, denting ambitions of a top-four finish. 

Sarri was non-committal after the match when asked if his position is now in serious jeopardy. 

‘You have to ask the club,’ Sarri said amid growing calls for his removal after a fourth defeat in eight games. 

Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is second-favourite as he remains out of work

Wolves manager Nuno has impressed in the Premier League and is on the list

‘I’m worried about my team. I’m worried about the performance. My job is always at risk.’ 

Sarri was asked if he was expecting a call from owner Roman Abramovich, but the answer pointed towards the power structure at Chelsea.

‘If the president calls, I’ll be happy, seeing as I never hear from him,’ he said.

‘To be honest, I don’t know what to expect. I didn’t see my football. At the beginning of the season it worked. Now we need to understand the reasons why it isn’t working. It is not easy.’

Defeat at City was Chelsea’s fourth in their last eight matches as pressure on Sarri intensifies

Lampard enjoyed an illustrious career at Chelsea where he won the 2012 Champions League

Lampard enjoyed a trophy-laden career as a player at Chelsea and would be a hit with supporters if he does one day become first-team manager. 

He returned to Stamford Bridge with Derby earlier this season and received a hero’s welcome before his side gave the hosts a scare before losing 3-2.

An under-pressure Sarri must now rouse his players for Thursday’s Europa League knockout tie with Malmo before facing Manchester United in the FA Cup next Monday.  

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