Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Cascarino: “Lampard must challenge for title or he is out”

Frank Lampard has to get the job done and he won’t be any different to the Chelsea Managers who has been sacked for failing to impress; according to Former Striker Tony Cascarino.

Cascarino believes Lampard has been backed enough to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City for the title this season and there would be no excuse if he fails to do so.

Frank Lampard delivered a Premier league top four finish plus finishing in the finals of the Emirates FA cup last season but Cascarino believes there is a different type of pressure this time around.

“Frank will be totally aware of the pressure, but that comes with every Chelsea manger,” 


“If you become Chelsea manager you know you’re probably the first manager who is going to get sacked.


“Watford fans might tell you different, but generally, Chelsea sack managers that have done far more in terms of winning than Frank. OK, not under the same circumstances as Lampard, but he will be totally aware of it.


“Will he get more time because he’s a legend? No, not now the wiggle room has gone.


“Look at the CV of the owner and the DNA of how he’s run that football club, you’re not going to get away with it.


“Him being an ex-Chelsea player and the work he’s done in bringing the youngsters through to the first team, it’ll count for nothing.


“He will be tested and if Chelsea don’t defend better than they did last year, they are not going to challenge.”


 “Frank will be fully aware that him getting that investment means there’s a different challenge now.


“He will know the expectation won’t just be qualifying for Champions League football. That was the expectation last summer, and if they managed it with a transfer embargo then it’s a bonus.


“But that’s not the challenge now. Now it’s guaranteed top four, but really they’re giving him the finds to challenge for the top two.


“With that sort of spending you can’t lose 17 games. Chelsea lost 17 games last season, they had a goals against column that was dreadful.


“They lost in the FA Cup final to Arsenal, and Frank would have had a conversation with the powers that be about how they can challenge Man City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Spurs and Arsenal.


“That brings more pressure and Frank will know that, but if he doesn’t reach their expectations and goals then he’s not going to be manager of Chelsea next year


“If they lose 17 games in a season he won’t be Chelsea manager.”


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