“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different outcome,” according to Albert Einstein, but Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is determined to ensure football fans have a new, more modern reference when describing the mental condition.
After reappointing former manager Frank Lampard just two years after the club sacked him, Boehly is expecting a very different outcome this time around, despite Lampard’s time in management since his last Chelsea sacking being anything but stellar.
Chelsea spokesperson Simon Williams told us, “Yes, we know that to the outside world, this looks like a desperate and crazy decision made by a man who really doesn’t know what he’s doing.
“But I would point you to the half a billion he spent on players the manager didn’t ask for, creating a squad full of highly-paid athletes that can’t even make the matchday squad, and then remind you that Todd knows EXACTLY what he’s doing.”
Fans have welcomed Lampard back to the club and appear to be on board with his appointment, with one season ticket holder telling us, “This is Frank’s third stint with the club, and everyone knows it’s third time lucky.”
The final word went to Williams, who said, “Ultimately, this is a wise and low-risk move for the club. Look, if it doesn’t work out, we could always sack him and appoint someone like Graham Potter to get us through to the end of the season. Or maybe we could give that Mourinho fella a try?”