Frank Lampard “perfect choice” to takeover at Chelsea, says Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand admits he’s fascinated with turning into Manchester United’s first technical director however says the function has not but been outlined by the membership.
Ferdinand, who spent 12 years at Previous Trafford, is one in all quite a lot of candidates the membership has spoken to about taking on the function, which they goal to fill earlier than the beginning of the season, Sky Sports activities Information understands.
Ed Woodward, the United govt vice-chairman, is known to have mentioned the place with Ferdinand, however the former England defender says he’s nonetheless in the dead of night about what the function truly entails.
“It all depends on the shape of the job,” Ferdinand stated when requested if he fancied returning to the membership.
“I do not assume it is all been outlined at Man United by way of ‘that is the job and that is the outline’. I assume there’s quite a bit to speak about inside that.
“To be honest to Man United, in that form of function, the duty that comes with that, you possibly can’t lie and say that that is not a turn-on.
“Since you are serving to to form the fortunes of a membership of that stature. That is an enormous job.
“All of the packing containers must be ticked that you have in in your head earlier than contemplating one thing like that.
“I think decisions made at a football club – not all (but) some of them – should come with a football thought process in the background somewhere, (someone) that understands that side of it and can make that kind of decision.”
‘United have to lock down philosophy’
United have had 4 managers since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, spending £744m on 28 gamers. In that point they’ve solely completed within the high 4 twice.
Ferdinand believes United misplaced their means after the departure of Ferguson and says they should “lock down a philosophy” from the first-team to the academy, like rivals Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool.
“Man United are searching for their ideology nonetheless, he stated.
“They went away from it after Sir Alex Ferguson, they tried to take it on underneath completely different managers and it did not work, so they’re nonetheless looking.
“There must be some form of story at a soccer membership for the celebrities and the workers to imagine in.
“Liverpool have gotten that, Jurgen Klopp has created that. Man Metropolis have gotten that – Pep (Guardiola) has created that. However they’ve been allowed to create it. They’ve had time.
“Do I assume Man United can try this? I assume time will inform – Ole has a window to work in after which he has to place that jigsaw in place.
“It’s a huge hole between Man Metropolis, Liverpool and Spurs. They may construct once more, they’ll recruit once more.”
Lampard good option to takeover at Chelsea
Ferdinand’s former West Ham team-mate Frank Lampard is the bookies favorite to grow to be the subsequent Chelsea boss, with Maurizio Sarri set to go away the membership this week forward of being appointed Juventus head coach.
Lampard, the Derby supervisor, has solely 12 months expertise within the dugout – all within the Sky Guess Championship – however Ferdinand believes he’s the perfect candidate to takeover at Chelsea, particularly if their switch ban is upheld.
“He’s the proper alternative. Folks speak about expertise and what-not however what expertise did Pep (Guardiola) have when he went into Barcelona’s first staff? He skilled the youthful youngsters on the membership,” added Ferdinand.
“Frank is aware of the membership and he is aware of the gamers and the gamers will respect him. You may see he can carry himself in a specific means in entrance of the media and within the soccer membership and he can change issues inside a season.
“If Chelsea are going to get a ban transfer-wise I do not assume they’ll look anyplace however Frank if I’m sincere.
“As a result of he and Jody (Morris, Derby assistant supervisor) they know all the children from 16 upwards. They know what they’ll all do.
“Chelsea have had the perfect younger youngsters within the nation for some time now – Man Metropolis are coming round that however for the nice years they’ve had the perfect youngsters and none of them get within the first staff.
“As a soccer membership, you’d assume they want to change that. In the event that they need to change that there isn’t a one however Frank.”