Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has revealed that he has been getting managerial advises from two of his former Chelsea bosses, his uncle and also his father.
Frank Lampard who became just boss this season after a year spell at Derby County was criticised after Chelsea 4-0 loss to United at Old Trafford in their first league game of the season.
Amongst his critics was José Mourinho who blamed his former player for starting inexperienced Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, and Andreas Christensen.
The Portuguese also suggested that Lampard should have introduced ‘more know-how’ through substitutes Marcos Alonso, N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud.
To which Lampard replied after that the match that: ‘It’s all good,’ Lampard insisted of his connection to the manager with whom he won two titles at Chelsea.
‘I’ve sat in the punditry chair for a year so I understand the need to say things.
‘I’m certainly not going to bang on too much. In terms of him – yeah, we have a relationship.’
But the 2005 second best player in the world revealed that the duo still in touch and often exchange text messages.
‘With Jose we would have texts from time to time,’ Lampard told talkSPORT, reflecting on his correspondence with the man who won a hat-trick of titles during three spells in charge at Stamford Bridge.
‘We had some at the start of the season around the Manchester United game where he had a little go.’
He also talked about his uncle’s role, Hiddink impact and his dad being his biggest critic.
‘Harry Redknapp is Uncle Harry so it would sound wrong if I didn’t speak to him, but he was great for me in getting me the role at Derby.
‘What he did for me in terms of getting me on the ladder managerially is huge and I will always be thankful for that.
‘He would text me and call me to talk about Derby and is doing the same at Chelsea so I have to shout Harry even though he is family.
‘Guus Hiddink has actually sent me some great messages.
‘Harry comes with things and they are messages or chat but my dad, as through my playing days, is my biggest critic.’