In a move that makes sense to absolutely nobody, Chelsea took the decision earlier this week to bring Frank Lampard back to the club on a deal until the end of the season.
Despite proving himself incapable of managing the team to an unacceptable level during his first spell in charge, he will be the man to guide them through the remainder of their Premier League and Champions League campaigns.
He got off to a scorching start to his second stint this afternoon, falling to a 1-0 loss at Wolves, a game in which Chelsea registered one shot on target.
Of course, you can't judge Lampard off that game, having been given only a day or two to prepare the team. In saying that, it would be a major surprise if he were ton contribute to a major turnaround in their fortunes.
Graeme Souness gives awful take on Frank Lampard appointment
Just about everyone can see that bringing Frank Lampard to Chelsea is not a good idea, especially if it becomes a more long-term appointment.
There are a few exceptions. Jamie Redknapp surprisingly saw the deal to hire his cousin as a 'no-brainer' for Chelsea, while Graeme Souness also sees it as a potential masterstroke.
Writing in the Daily Mail, he said that Chelsea could be better keeping Frank Lampard on a long-term basis instead of hiring an 'in fashion' foreign coach.
I’ve always felt you need your fair share of luck in management and I do think the stars have aligned for Frank Lampard at Chelsea.
He’s arriving back at the club at an incredibly good time, because slowly but surely the new buys there are starting to grasp the nettle and show what is needed to succeed at a top Premier League side.
Their football is good enough to win games. The team lacks only one key ingredient – a centre forward.
I think Frank will get this group winning football matches again. In his previous incarnation as Chelsea manager he got a punch on the nose and he will be richer from that experience.
Foreign managers are always in fashion. The latest is Julian Nagelsmann. But it’s more than possible that Frank will improve results at the club and if that happens, he would certainly deserve the chance to manage there permanently.
Personally, I would love to see that and it would also be very good to see a British manager in one of our top jobs.
We all know what Napoleon said about wanting ‘lucky generals’. I believe this is a very good appointment.
If there's a man who always favours people who know 'our game', it's Graeme Souness. He puts familiarity with English football above all other traits, even if that manager has only proven that they're not good enough to operate in the Premier League.
Fans of other clubs would certainly love to see Lampard be given the job on a full-time basis this summer.