Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich wants 40-year-old manager to replace Maurizio Sarri this summer

Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich is understood to be considering a change in the managerial position with Maurizio Sarri not sharing a fond relationship with the club’s supporters.

According to Sport Mediaset, the Blues owner is pondering over a replacement in the managerial seat this summer, and the move won’t be impacted by the outcome of the Blues’ Europa League final against Arsenal.

The same publication claims that Blues legend Frank Lampard is the front-runner for the head coach role after enjoying a fruitful debut campaign in management at Derby County.

Lampard’s trade was fairly unknown at the beginning of the season, but he has certainly earned plaudits with strong performances against the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea in the League Cup.

Moreover, he has also helped Derby reach the play-off final of the Championship and that remains a huge feat for the 40-year-old, who has previously had no managerial experience.

Sarri is due to remain at the helm when the Blues face Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku, and it will be interesting to see whether he is axed from the position shortly after.

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