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Redknapp: Lampard WILL be Chelsea manager

Former West Ham boss Harry Redknapp says Frank Lampard will take charge of Chelsea.

Derby boss Lampard, 40, is the favourite to replace Maurizio Sarri after the Italian left Stamford Bridge to take charge of Juventus.

Lampard led the Rams to the Championship play-off final last season - his first year in management.

"If Chelsea come calling, it's a difficult one for him to turn down," Redknapp, Lampard's uncle, told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"In my personal opinion, he'll be the manager of Chelsea.

"It looks to me like it's going to happen."

Redknapp says there would be little pressure on him.

"It's a no-lose situation unless he finishes outside the top six. Anything in the top six would be ok, but the Champions League would be a good season," he said.

"No one is expecting him to finish first or second, third maybe. If he makes the Champions League next year, he's going to be a success."

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