Frank Lampard has been urged to hire his uncle Harry Redknapp to help him turn things around at Chelsea.
Blues manager Lampard is under heavy pressure at Stamford Bridge after a dismal run of form in the Premier League.
Chelsea have slipped from looking like genuine title contenders to fighting for a place in the Europa League spots.
It is thought that while pressure is continuing to mount on Lampard, a change in fortunes will restore the board’s faith in him.
And Paul Merson has urged him to bring in the experienced Redknapp as part of his coaching team as his advice and knowhow would be invaluable.
“Frank Lampard needs an experienced coach like Harry Redknapp to come in and help him at Chelsea,” Merson said in his latest Daily Star column.
“Someone he can use as a sounding board who isn’t a threat to his job but has plenty of knowledge and can give him good advice.
“I don’t know how Frank hasn’t already reached out to someone like that and offered them a role at the club.
“You can’t tell me Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t ring Sir Alex Ferguson for advice at Manchester United. Come on.
“I still think Chelsea should give him time but he needs someone alongside him with more experience than Jody Morris in my opinion.
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“Lampard needs to get it turned around quickly or he’ll be out of a job – but I can’t help thinking some help from an experienced old head like Harry would help.”
Chelsea take on Luton Town in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday at 12pm.