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Hiddink tells nervy Chelsea chiefs: Lampard has already proved himself!

Former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink insists Frank Lampard is the right man for the job at Stamford Bridge.

Lampard goes into Sunday's FA Cup fourth-round clash with Luton with his future coming under intense scrutiny.

But Hiddink told the Mirror: “Frank is a very honest and direct person.

“He was such a big player for Chelsea, but he will ­understand that what you did as a player counts for very little when you become a manager.

“When you suffer some losses, then it is natural to ­become worried.

“But I don't see Frank ­panicking in this situation. He is a very stable person who believes totally in himself.

“He is also very honest and very direct. Every coach wants to be given time to put their ideas in place – and it is even more important when you are young.

“Frank has proved himself. He did a good job in his first appointment at Derby and in his first season at Chelsea he ­qualified for the Champions League.

“He is going through a difficult time at the moment, but this is when things have to remain stable."

Chris Beattie
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