Ahead of Leicester City’s FA Cup final, Rodgers has compared his Chelsea counterpart Tuchel to the man he replaced in Lampard.
Experience is the one key trait Frank Lampard lacks compared to his Chelsea successor Thomas Tuchel, says Brendan Rodgers.
Roman Abramovich made the bold decision to sack Lampard as manager in January following a poor run of results.
The Chelsea owner later appointed Tuchel as manager and has seen no reason to doubt his decision, with the club reaching two cup finals and the Premier League top-four since the German’s arrival.
The former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain boss now hopes to win his trophy for the club against Rodgers’ Leicester City in Saturday’s FA Cup final.
Tuchel on Lampard:
"You can only arrive in a final of the Champions League if you make it through the group stage. Frank had a great record in the group stages. He laid the foundations for us to arrive in the finals and I will never forget it." pic.twitter.com/TLSTpFoesA
— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) May 11, 2021
But while acknowledging how Tuchel’s experience has paid off for Chelsea, Rodgers still sees a bright future for Lampard.
“Frank passed on a very strong squad of players and from his perspective, he’ll go on to be a fantastic manager,” said the Foxes boss as quoted by Football London.
“Early in his career, he showed a great level at Derby and then moved to Chelsea. He did really well with a group of players he was still finding out about.
“But with Thomas coming in you see the benefit of experience. You see someone who has been around the game for a while, worked with top players.
:His philosophy is defined and that makes it easier when you go into a club and you have that philosophy you’ve spent 10-plus years defining and working, you go in and give real clarity and real purpose to the team if you know exactly what you want.
“You’re seeing his experience there in what he’s been able to do with structure. They are doing what top teams do.”