Frank Lampard claims he'd have won more Chelsea titles if Abramovich didn't keep sacking managers in astonishing attack | The Sun

FRANK LAMPARD warned Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly not to make the same mistakes as Roman Abramovich — and to stick with his next boss.

Caretaker Lampard believes the old system of hiring and firing stopped him winning more trophies during his playing career.

And as the FOURTH Blues chief under Boehly, Lampard said: “I was always part of the Chelsea team that changed managers regularly.

With hindsight, it is easy to say I had great success. I won three titles but I should have won five or six. That’s my feeling.”

Lamps spent 13 years at Chelsea, most of them under Abramovich — who got through 13 permanent managers in his 19 years.

And the ex-midfielder added: “We might have won more titles if we’d had more consistency and been able to work in one direction. And I feel like we should have.

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“If you are trying to work for something, you look at the successful models at the top end of the league at the minute.

“You see managers that have been working there a long time, recruitment that is aligned with the type of squad and identity they want to bring and it works in a direction.

“You see Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal. So clearly if you want to get there, it’s something that hopefully aligns

“At the moment for us it hasn’t. We have to find a way that it does.

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“Arsenal had quite a few years of not getting what they wanted, so they decided we are going to stick with this and maybe get it to work.

“Everyone has different pressures, so I don’t think you can say that the next manager should be here for five years because within that Chelsea need to have successes.

“But in an ideal world, the next manager would bring more stability.”

Mauricio Pochettino is hot favourite to take over in the summer.

Jurgen Klopp’s eight years at Liverpool make him the Prem’s longest-serving boss — he has won the league, FA Cup and Champions League.

City’s Pep Guardiola is on the brink of a fifth title in six years.

While the Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has built his team into Prem contenders after 3½ years.

If 12th-placed Chelsea  lose at Arsenal tonight, it will be their sixth defeat in a row — and their seventh in eight games.

Lampard added: “I am realistic about how much I can change in a short period of time.

“To develop a player in five weeks, from one thing to the finished article, is not going to happen.

“Are there things we can change until the end? Yes, to improve. Will they be shown in results? Not necessarily because this is the Premier League.”

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