Chelsea's England midfielder Frank Lampard has warned the Blues that they would find it almost impossible to replace manager Jose Mourinho, should the Portuguese leave the club this summer.
Rumours continue to surround Mourinho's future at Stamford Bridge, with the man himself saying after the Champions League win in Valencia: "What I want is to remain in England with Chelsea.
"But sometimes in life you cannot get what you wish and what you want. If I can't coach there I would like to coach another team."
Lampard responded to that by telling the Evening Standard: "He is one of the best in the world and I don't see many better than him out there.
"I am fortunate enough to work with him every day and have a very good relationship with him. I love working with the man.
"He is the focal point and leader of our group, so the things he does make a big, big difference.
"Of course the players have to go out and perform but the manager is fantastic.
"Huge credit to him for what he did in Valencia. You can't talk highly enough about the moves he makes, because many times they work for us."