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Chelsea legend Lampard implores England to follow German ‘family’ blueprint

Frank Lampard believes the Football Association needs to instil more of a 'family' atmosphere within the coaching ranks of the England national team.

The former Chelsea hero told Tubes from Sky Sports' SoccerAM that he feels the Three Lions need to look at the experience behind the German team who have had the likes of Oliver Bierhoff, Joachim Low and current US boss Jurgen Klinsmann heavily involved over the past few decade.

"It's a tough one," New York City FC star Lampard told SoccerAM in the USA ahead of the show's return on August 6.

"In an ideal world I want an English man to run the team but it's not an ideal world so I want the best man.

"But the best managers are taken, and do they want the England job? I think we need to look at it from a different avenue; maybe look at having an older, more experienced head with a younger manager to try and blood the younger manager and a team together.

"When you look at English managers and the experienced set - there are experienced managers in the Premier League that have been there many years.

"I like the idea of that personally. The German model is great. They've had ex-players in there like Oliver Bierhoff before, who was the face of it, then Joachim Low working, Jurgen Klinsmann before that, and I think we can get a bit more of a family."

Andrew Slevison
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