Chelsea caretaker manager, Frank Lampard, has warned Mauricio Pochettino there is no ‘quick fix’ at the west London club as the former Paris Saint-Germain coach prepares to take over at Stamford Bridge.
Pochettino is set to take charge of Chelsea at the end of the season after signing a three-year deal with the Blues.
The Argentine enjoyed an impressive five-year spell at Tottenham Hotspur but has been out of work since leaving PSG last summer.
The 51-year-old is joining a Chelsea side who have endured a miserable season despite the club’s co-owner Todd Boehly’s staggering £600m spending spree in the last two transfer windows.
But Chelsea believes the battle for the top-four will be ‘even harder’ next season as Pochettino takes over the Blues.
“I don’t think there are many quick fixes in football,” Lampard told Stadium Astro.
“The Premier League moves on pretty quickly, and that is why this year has been difficult for us because the battle for the top four is harder than it has ever been and it will get harder.
“Teams are investing, the level of players, coaches and tactics is improving, and that is the beauty of the league.
“We can only focus on ourselves as a club and understand the things we want to put right.
“It is not for me to jump into the future and guess but it is going to take a lot of hard work. I do think we will benefit from a break and a pre-season and a freshness.”