Frank Lampard believes that high-profile players running their former squads such as Manchester United player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are treated differently from their peers as the Chelsea manager reflects the “ unofficial ” criticism in his path.

  • Frank Lampard gave his opinion on treating former players as presidents
  • The Chelsea manager has spoken of the “unofficial” criticism that haunted his way at Stamford Bridge
  • Lampard reflected that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had the same criticism at United
  • The blues manager said it’s easy to go back to your time as a player

High-profile players who have continued to manage their former squads are treated differently from their peers, with “unofficial” criticism easily haunting them during a difficult period.

This is the view of Chelsea manager Frank Lampard as pressure grows on his Manchester United counterpart Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Lampard and Solskjaer enjoyed great periods with Chelsea and United, respectively, before returning to first place.

Frank Lampard believes that the leading players who run their former club are treated differently

But Solskjaer’s position is under increasing scrutiny after their Champions League exit.

Lampard declined to comment on the future of the Norwegian but said: “When you play for the club, I think people look at him from a different point of view.

“I think in certain difficult times it can be very easy to go back to the fact that you were a player and that is why you got the job.

That can be used against you and all you do is try to work against it. Whether it was me, Oli, or someone else in the position – we are not alone who have taken this path, there are other directors.

That’s kind of how I feel about it. But the one thing you can’t do is complain about it – you just get on with your business and I’m sure that’s exactly what Ole does behind the scenes like I do every day here.