Frank Lampard responds to reports linking Avram Grant with Chelsea return

Frank Lampard says he would welcome an ‘experienced’ figure to help communication with Chelsea’s board (Getty)

Frank Lampard says he is unfazed over reports linking Avram Grant with a surprise return to Chelsea.

Reports this week claimed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering bringing back the 65-year-old to help Lampard and his coaching staff.

Grant managed Chelsea and Lampard for one season after replacing Mourinho in September 2007.

But the Israeli has insisted that Chelsea have not made an official approach over his return and has urged the club’s hierarchy to give Lampard time following the team’s poor run of form.

Lampard, meanwhile, says an experienced figure who can provide a link to Chelsea’s board ‘can be a great thing’.

‘I don’t know anything about it so I prefer not to go any further with it,’ said Lampard.

Avram Grant claims Chelsea have not made an approach (Getty)

‘But in terms of football clubs now, they are huge businesses, a lot of people are employed.

‘I remember being here with Jose Mourinho when he won back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006. Avram Grant joined the club in that following summer so it happens.

‘So I don’t want to hang on exactly what it means because in a modern football club there are different roles for different people up and down the club.

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‘Sometimes a great line of communication to your board or an experienced person can be a great thing.

‘But the most important thing for me always regarding personnel is that the team works together.

‘The team, the club, the staff, that’s the biggest thing.’

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