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Gavin Peacock hails Lampard: 'He's gold dust, a great figurehead for Chelsea'

Former Chelsea star Gavin Peacock has hailed the impact of Chelsea manager Frank Lampard since taking over as the head coach last summer....


Former Chelsea star Gavin Peacock has hailed the impact of Chelsea manager Frank Lampard since taking over as the head coach last summer.

Lampard has kept Chelsea in Champions League position, promoting academy players along the way, to the delight of the club's former star Gavin Peacock.

“Frank has all the hallmarks of the gentleman manager,” Peacock told the PA news agency.

“He has self-control, he’s measured in his comments; maybe he feels certain things, but he doesn’t let that show, he has himself under control, and he’s intelligent.

“He can think of the bigger picture. He wants to bring those young players through, has a sense of Chelsea and the history of the club, and the necessity to keep the youth products coming through.

“The fans love that, and I think it’s a necessity for the identity of the football club.

“Someone like Frank, he’s gold dust. He’s a young, English manager at one of the top clubs in the country, at the top level.

“I’m encouraged with Frank. He’s a great figurehead for Chelsea.

“True men are not ‘nice’ men, we throw that word ‘nice’ around a lot.

“Really, true manhood is not about being ‘nice’: it’s about being caring, strong, but also disciplined as well. You have that firmness there.

“Good managers care about their players. Frank would probably tell you about Jose Mourinho when he first went there, he spent time getting to know all the players, their backgrounds, families and purpose.

“He can cast vision, he’s got an idea, he’s disciplined, so he’s got that bit of steel.

“He cares about the players, so they are the ingredients for a good manager, a good leader – and a good man.”


Written by Vince @blue_footy

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