Paul Merson says Frank Lampard should consider hiring Harry Redknapp to help struggling Chelsea

Paul Merson says Chelsea boss Frank Lampard needs to bring in an 'experienced coach'
Paul Merson says Chelsea boss Frank Lampard needs to bring in an ‘experienced coach’ (Pictures: Getty)

Paul Merson believes Frank Lampard should consider hiring former Premier League manager Harry Redknapp as his assistant to help struggling Chelsea.

Lampard, who became Chelsea boss in the summer of 2019, is under immense scrutiny after his team suffered a dismal run of form to slip down the table.

The Blues have lost five of their last eight matches and Merson reckons Lampard needs an ‘experienced coach’ alongside him rather than current assistant Jody Morris.

Chelsea finished fourth in the Premier League last season and were expected to mount a title challenge this term after a stunning summer spending spree, but are only eighth and 11 points adrift of leaders Manchester United.

‘Frank Lampard needs an experienced coach like Harry Redknapp to come in and help him at Chelsea,’ Merson told Starsport.

‘Someone he can use as a sounding board who isn’t a threat to his job but has plenty of knowledge and can give him good advice.

‘I don’t know how Frank hasn’t already reached out to someone like that and offered them a role at the club.

Harry Redknapp has managed a host of Premier League clubs
Harry Redknapp has managed a number of Premier League clubs (Picture: Getty)

‘You can’t tell me Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t ring Sir Alex Ferguson for advice at Manchester United. Come on.

‘Lampard has got to get through the next few matches or he’s in big trouble. Luton in the FA Cup and then Wolves and Burnley at home are massive matches.

‘I still think Chelsea should give him time but he needs someone alongside him with more experience than Jody Morris in my opinion.

‘The players looked lost against Leicester. I thought Leicester had another couple of gears too. It was so easy for them.’

Chelsea will hope to put their dismal league form to one side this weekend when they face Luton Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Ahead of the clash, Lampard said: ‘You do your best and I’ll continue to do that all the time while managing the club – I will give my all.’

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