Chelsea legend considered for shock caretaker role after Bruno Saltor’s complaint

April 5th, 2023 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Former Chelsea manager and player Frank Lampard made a shock return to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

And the Chelsea legend could even end up staying there as caretaker boss.

Ex-Blues chief Lampard was in the stands to watch the goalless draw with Liverpool, just 48 hours after Graham Potter was sacked.

Now owner Todd Boehly could turn to Lampard to take the reins until the end of the season.

Lampard, who was Chelsea boss for 17 months as well as being the club’s record goalscorer, has been out of work since he was axed by Everton in January.

Potter’s assistant Bruno Saltor took charge of the Blues on Tuesday night but admitted he had never even picked a team before.

Speaking after game, the 42-year-old Brighton legend said: “It’s been a really difficult 48 hours for everyone because it’s not the first time the players have been in this situation this season and they have suffered..

“As a player you invest a lot in the manager. They had a great relationship with Graham and he has been really supportive with them after leaving.

“It was truly difficult for me to enjoy tonight. It’s been a really sad time but I’ve just been trying to focus on being the best version of myself to help the boys.”

Chelsea, who sit 11th in the Premier League table but face Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League next week, have reportedly made contact with both Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique.

Asked if he expected to still be in charge for Saturday’s trip to Wolves, Bruno added: “As it stands I just expect to go home to rest and focus on hour by hour, day by day.

“The owner know the staff are going to be as professional as we can. We try to represent this club the best we can. We know the standards here and what is demanded.”

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