Former Ghana manager Avram Grant has backed Frank Lampard to succeed as head coach of Chelsea FC.

In July, the Former Chelsea midfielder was appointed as Maurizio Sarri’s successor after his impressive stint with Derby County, where he guided the Rams to the final of the Championship playoff.

Grant, who coached Lampard at Stamford Bridge during the 2007/08 season, is confident the club has made the right appointment.

Grant said: “​I was sure he would become a manager, a good manager. Frank is a very good example – when you speak about what makes you successful, there are three parameters: talent, passion and mental strength.

“Frank was not the biggest talent in the world, but he achieved more than those with more talent than him. But he was a great talent, no doubt about it.

“Secondly, he has the passion to achieve. Frank always stayed after training. There is a difference between having passion and wanting to win. Without passion, you can’t achieve. You also need mental strength. Frank definitely has that.”

Finally, Grant also predicted that the Blues will enjoy a good campaign with Lampard at the helm, given the quality of the club as a whole.

“I think Chelsea will do well, I have a good feeling. They spent a lot of money on the academy. They have fantastic players with plenty of experience in the squad, and the manager comes with a lot of passion and hunger, which is also important for everybody,” Grant added.