Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says his former boss Ancelotti is good enough to manage anywhere.

Speaking after the 2-1 win over Lille, Lampard was asked if the Italian could return to the Premier League.

He said: “I’ve got huge respect for him. I’m sorry to hear that [he has been sacked].

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“I know it has been a tough situation for him lately. I saw his interview before the game and it was typically classy in what seemed like a tough time for him. He’s always handled himself brilliantly.

“I think he can manage anywhere in the world at the top level, of course.”