Frank Lampard tørner Sunday along with José Mourinho, as he has learned much of, but will not imitate.
Sunday is the London-bang, when Chelsea guests Tottenham. It is at the same time, a meeting between two coaches who know each other extremely well.
As a player was Frank Lampard, a cornerstone of the Chelsea team under Jose Mourinhos management harvested several triumphs. Now they are both in a trænerstol for each of its London-large groups.
a year ago they met first time each other as managers, when Lampard was in charge of Derby County, which processed José Mourinhos Manchester United out of the League Cup.
Now Lampard of Chelsea and Mourinho in Tottenham - both in the fierce battle for the seats in the Premier League's top-4, which ensures Champions League participation next season.
Lampard has never made a secret of his admiration of Mourinhos ability, but he affirms that he does not want to be the same managertype itself.
- He is obviously a skilled manager with many good qualities, says Lampard if Mourinho according to AFP before the match on Sunday.
- But there is not one specific thing, I have learned to play under him, and I will not try to be a clone of him.
Even though the Portuguese Mourinho so far has entered quietly into the role as Tottenham manager, so he is known as a controversial figure, who does not go out of the way to go in the right with both opponents and journalists.
this is the part of Mourinhos style that Lampard intends to keep out of his own work, he mentions not, but judging from his appearance as both the player and the coach works he something more subdued.
But although Mourinho has created a lot of enemies in its path, so does Lampard not hide the fact that he in no way is one of them.
- I'm happy to be meeting José. He had tremendous impact on my career, when I played under him, says Lampard.
Since Mourinho took over Tottenham after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino in november, was Christian Eriksen and co. 12 points behind Chelsea in the table.
The distance is greatly minimized, and a Tottenham victory on Sunday would mean that the two teams are a point.
/ritzau/Date Of Update: 22 December 2019, 11:00