Didier Drogba has hailed Frank Lampard’s achievements at Derby County amid rumours that the former teammates can reunite on Chelsea’s coaching staff.

After Maurizio Sarri has left for Juventus, Lampard is almost a shoo-in to become the Blues’ next manager.

And the Sun, a British tabloid, has already alleged that the former midfielder wants Drogba to become a striking coach at the club where they spent 8 years side by side.

Speaking to talkSPORT before the Soccer Aid match where he plays, the Ivorian said he always knew Lampard will succeed as a manager.
“When you told me this was the direction he wants to take, I knew he would do great because he’s got all the qualities required.

“He listens, he’s a winner, he works hard, like John [Terry] did. They are good guys and hard workers.”

The most recent report from the Sunday Times states that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has personally phoned Lampard and assured him that he will be kept on at Stamford Bridge for at least two seasons to prove his worth.

Chelsea legend was allegedly swayed by the guarantees and is ready to take over at the Bridge. It will reportedly cost £4m to prise Lampard away from the Rams.