Harry Redknapp, an uncle to Derby County boss, Frank Lampard, has said the former England star will most likely join the Blues.
While reacting to the development Redknapp who is a former Portsmouth, Southampton, West Ham, Tottenham and QPR boss, noted that it will be hard for his nephew to turn down the offer if contacted by Chelsea.
“If Chelsea come calling, it’s a difficult one for him to turn down,” Redknapp told BBC Radio 5 Live. “In my personal opinion, he’ll be the manager of Chelsea.
“It looks to me like it’s going to happen.”
He added that the Chelsea legend will not be under pressure when he gets back to the Stamford Bridge.
“It’s a no-lose situation unless he finishes outside the top six. Anything in the top six would be ok, but the Champions League would be a good season,” he said.
“No one is expecting him to finish first or second, third maybe. If he makes the Champions League next year, he’s going to be a success.”
According to him, “He’s (Lampard) a true legend at Chelsea, one of the greatest players in the club’s history.
“It may not come along again, you never know in football, the opportunity is there for him to go back now.
“He has a house around the corner from the training ground, his wife works in London.”