Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes Frank Lampard has all the tools succeed as manager of Chelsea.
After just one season with Championship outfit Derby County, Lampard was appointed manager of the Blues following the departure of Maurizio Sarri.
The Blues legend has got off to a rocky start after only registering one win in their opening four league encounters, while they lost to Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup on penalties.
Despite the shaky start to life at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho his former player has the big-match temperament, even after just one season as manager.
"One thing is the player, another thing is the manager. The player, I don't think any Chelsea fan will disagree with me if I say is one of the top five most important players of Chelsea history, and probably some will say not top five, maybe top three," Mourinho told Sky Sports.
"Another thing is his managerial career, one year of experience in Derby where he showed good qualities and now he has Chelsea in his hands.
"He plays for big things. He plays Champions League, he played a European Super Cup, he had already big matches in his hands, and he has to grow up with the level of experiences, which I believe he can because he has huge experience."
"I cannot separate from the fact that football has been always in his life. He was born son of a player, he grew up [nephew] of a football manager, he became a player, he became a top player… I think he has all the conditions to succeed."