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Roy Keane Gave Hilariously Honest Answer When Asked About Frank Lampard's Chelsea Return

By Gary Connaughton Updated
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Frank Lampard's return to Chelsea hasn't gotten off to the smoothest of starts. They have played two games since his return to the club, suffering losses to Wolves and Real Madrid over the last few days.

Those results were fairly predictable. Few gave them any chance of getting a result at the Bernabeu, with even the defeat at Wolves not a surprise considering the team's recent form.

Of course, you would not give Lampard much chance of reversing their recent fortunes. The bloated nature of their squad makes things difficult, with the Englishman having shown little indication that he is capable of managing at a high level during his previous role.

The move from Todd Boehly to bring him back to Stamford Bridge was a shocking one, although the haphazard nature in which he has run the club over the last 12 months or so meant that such a poorly planned move should not have been a surprise.

Roy Keane gives honest response to Frank Lampard Chelsea return


Frank Lampard managing Chelsea only a couple of years after his first sacking at the club sums up everything that has gone wrong with that team recently. It is an appointment everyone quickly predicted would not move the needle in any significant way.

Speaking The Overlap live in London, Roy Keane gave a hilariously honest answer when asked for his opinion on the 44-year old's return to Chelsea. He also said that Lampard was 'lucky' to get yet another big opportunity in management.

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Good luck to him. The way thing has changed in football, the manager is under a lot of pressure now. A lot of clubs are looking for managers until the end of the season. Listen, good luck to him.

I'm not bothered, but....

They've got some excellent players, but obviously something is missing at the moment.

Even in the last couple of performance, they're not finding a way to win. I look at the personality of a team when all the stats are positive in terms of possession and chances create, but they haven't got that nastiness that some of the Chelsea teams have had over the last ewf years.

Frank is a lucky boy. Frank has had some really good jobs, you need some luck in the game, but to go back in there? Do I see Chelsea going on to win the Champions League or kicking on to get into the top four? I can't see it.

Listen, it's a mad game we're involved with and they do have some quality players. Because they've brought so many players in it does take some time to gel, I don't think they've got that team spirt and unity at this moment in time...

I think Chelsea have a lot of good players, but good players don't make a good team. I think these players will take a long time to gel. When you bring so many players into your football club, it does take time for players to settle in.

At Chelsea, managers don't get that time. They're at the door.

The way he brushed off any concern for Frank Lampard's fortunes at the club was classic Roy Keane.


The current interim manager certainly won't resurrect their fortunes, with the question now being as to whether they can get back on track next season.

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