Frank Lampard has been told he may regret it forever if he doesn’t accept the offer to become the new manager of Chelsea.
The Blues’ record goalscorer is expected to take over at Stamford Bridge following Maurizio Sarri’s departure to Juventus – but there is still no concrete news on when the deal will be done.
It has been reported for weeks that Lampard will leave Derby County after just one season in charge. However, the Championship club maintain they expect their boss to still be in the hotseat next season.
The former England midfielder still has two years left on his Rams contract, and owner Mel Morris has insisted they will not let their boss go without a fight.
It has even been claimed Derby have opened new contract talks with Lampard, while Chelsea are dragging their heels.
But former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has urged his old team-mate to take his ‘dream job’ in west London.
“I think it’s a great move for both parties,” the Australian said on Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“From a Chelsea perspective, the fact they’re banned for two transfer windows and have lost their best player in Eden Hazard, it may not be a smooth ride for them, but having a club legend will give them some breathing space.
“And for Frank, it’s a fantastic move.
“It’s a dream job, very few people in the world will be offered this job.
“If he stays with Derby and just say, for example, he loses seven of the first ten games and things aren’t going particularly well, he’ll forever be saying to himself, ‘I should have taken that opportunity’.
“I think it’s a really good move and I really do hope it works out for him.
“I was very close to Frank during my time at Chelsea. He not only was a wonderful player, he is a wonderful man as well and I think this will be ideal for him.”