Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has tipped Jose Mourinho to be a success at Manchester United if he succeeds Louis van Gaal this summer.
The former Chelsea manager has been strongly linked with the Manchester United job with Louis van Gaal under increasing pressure following the club’s inconsistent season and Lampard, Chelsea’s record goalscorer believes his former manager fits the bill of what is required at Old Trafford.
“If Louis van Gaal goes on, which I think he’s said he’s going to leave at the end of the season at the latest, I think Mourinho’s the type of manager that will certainly come into their thinking.
“He could certainly handle a club like that, that’s what he’s about,” said Lampard.
His comment seemed to fuel the belief Mourinho is Old Trafford bound come summer and when asked if he had been told by the Portuguese that he would join United, Lampard said he hadn’t spoken much with the 53-year old recently.
“I don’t know. I haven’t spoken to him much. I spoke to him briefly when he left Chelsea.
“There’s a bit of a merry-go-round of managers at the minute and I think he’ll probably sit tight for a while and then will end up at a big club somewhere, because he’s a great manager.”
When asked if that big club could be Manchester United, he answered in the affirmative.
“I think it’s a possibility,” he said.
Lampard currently plays for New York City FC in the United States Major League Soccer.