Lampard hails Ancelotti approach

30 October 2009 07:03
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Frank Lampard believes Carlo Ancelotti's man-management skills are behind his successful start at Chelsea.[LNB] The Italian has settled quickly at Stamford Bridge, leading the Blues to the top of the Premier League table and sealing a 100 per cent record in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.[LNB]There was huge pressure on him to make a bright start this term, with former coach Luiz Felipe Scolari having paid the price for hitting the buffers early on in the 2008/09 campaign.[LNB]Guus Hiddink was brought in to steady the Chelsea ship on that occasion, and did a fine job as he guided them to a top-four finish and FA Cup glory.[LNB]Replacing the popular Dutchman was always going to be tough, but midfield lynchpin Lampard feels Ancelotti has all the necessary credentials to follow in his footsteps.[LNB]"He's similar to Hiddink," the England international said in the Evening Standard.[LNB]"Guus was a fantastic man-manager and Ancelotti seems very good with people.[LNB]"He doesn't get involved too much with what's going on outside of the football but as soon as you come into training, he has a chat with you, asks how you're feeling and how you're training,[LNB]"He's got that personal touch which is important to feel as a player."[LNB]

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