Wednesday, Apr 2021

Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich is considering the club’s former striker, Andriy Shevchenko, as a potential replacement for Frank Lampard if he decides to sack the under-pressure manager.

Le10 Sport reports that Shevchenko’s name is on Abramovich’s shortlist of managers who could replace Lampard.

Abramovich, who is a big fan of Shevchenko, has been keeping a very close eye on his progress as a manager, with the Ukrainian one of several options being explored in preparation for the possibility of Lampard being sacked.

The Israeli-Russian businessman knows Shevchenko very well and has been in touch with the 44-year-old since he left Chelsea in the 2007/08 season to re-join AC Milan on loan.

Shevchenko was often spotted in Abramovich’s box at Stamford Bridge, while his teenage son, Kristian, plays for Chelsea’s academy.

He is currently the manager of the Ukraine national team.

Shevchenko recently guided the team to Euro 2020 qualification in an unbeaten campaign that saw them finish ahead of current holders, Portugal.

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