Chelsea newly appointed technical and performance adviser, Petr Cech has insisted the club needs a new manager in place before the first team can commence training.
The 37-year-old joined the Blues as new technical and performance adviser following his retirement as footballer at the end of last campaign.
Cech who has been included in the process of finding a candidate to replace Maurizio Sarri said the first team will start preparations once a manager is on seat.
”I am one of the articles that the coach has to choose from,’ he told the media in Nymburk, Czech Republic on Sunday.
”I could consult all the candidates with the leadership, they know my ideas.
”The club has identified some of the coaches they are dealing with.
”The situation is open, Frank [Lampard] is one of the candidates. The first team will start the preparation, by that time we would like to solve the coach’s question.’
Derby announced last week that they had given Lampard permission to speak to his former side ahead of a return to Stamford Bridge.