Former West Ham and Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop fears that the Chelsea job could come too early for Frank Lampard.
The Stamford Bridge legend has been given permission by current club Derby County to discuss the vacant managerial role in London.
Lampard, the Blues’ record goalscorer, has been strongly linked with the job since Maurizio Sarri left the role this month.
“It ticks all the emotional boxes for Chelsea Football Club,” Hislop told ESPN FC.
“And let’s not forget that Frank did a very good job at Derby County.
“But what was asked from him at Derby and what will be expected from him at Chelsea are two very different things.
“I just fear that a job with the status of Chelsea Football Club, you need a little bit more experience and a little bit more knowhow.
“I’m not sure that Frank has that.
“Also, this job comes with a lot of hurdles that it might not have come with previously, and that’s why the job needs someone with a big more experience.
“I just don’t think, as good a manager as Frank may be, I just don’t think he’s ready right now.”