Frank Lampard shares what he has been told about potential new Chelsea boss

Blues legend Frank Lampard has shared what he has been told about Chelsea's potential new manager.

The Blues face a summer of rebuilding after a disastrous fall from grace which cost Jose Mourinho his job.

Guus Hiddink's arrival has drastically improved things at Stamford Bridge, so much so that there has been some talk he could stay on.

But the most likely appointment looks to be Italy manager Antonio Conte, who is odds on to arrive after Euro 2016.

Although Conte has refused to comment on speculation that he will take charge of Chelsea in the summer he has admitted he is looking forward to returning to club football.

Conte’s departure from the national team was confirmed last month and according to the likes of the Guardian several meetings have been held with Chelsea.

'It's a difficult job at Chelsea now'

Now one of the club's most legendary players and all-time leading goalscorer Lampard has been discussing his potential arrival on BT Sport.

"I don't know him too well but he's got a great pedigree, a great recent record, Juventus what he did there," the New York City midfielder told BT Sport.

"I spoke with (New York City teammate) Andrea Pirlo about him he has nothing but good words to say about him.

"I think he's hard working, he'll have the players working hard.

"He has that nice, what fans and players like to see, that determination and that will to win.

"It's a difficult job at Chelsea now considering what's happened this year.

"We'll see, if it is him I think he has the pedigree to do it."

Sound source of information

Lampard has a good source of information given that Pirlo enjoyed three hugely successful years under Conte at Juventus between 2011 and 2014.

During that time the pair won the Serie A title three years in a row and  the Supercoppa Italiana twice, in 2012 and 2013.

Conte is known for his tough style of management so it is no surprise that Pirlo has revealed to Lampard the players would be worked very hard.

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