The making of Frank Lampard: why Derby manager can be a success

02 August 2018 11:00
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink feels his former Chelsea teammate has what it takes to be a manager as he embarks on his debut season in the dugoutTaken in isolation, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s description of Frank Lampard as a player without an awe-inspiring skill could be interpreted as an insult. When Hasselbaink thinks back to the youngster who joined him at Chelsea in 2001, he recalls a footballer with a good shot, decent technique and some pace. “He tackled all right,” the Dutchman says. “I think if you look at his abilities, there was nothing really outstanding.”Hasselbaink, however, is in the middle of paying Lampard a glowing compliment. The point he wants to get across is how hard Derby County’s manager worked to become one of the finest footballers of his generation. Related: Lampard in, Zidane out: welcome to the madhouse, Frank | Paul Wilson Mentally, he was one of the strongest players ever. That will be an asset as a manager – you have to have a thick skin Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian