Chelsea fans have grown frustrated with Roman Abramovich in the past, but sacking Frank Lampard would leave the relationship broken beyond repair.
It now appears only a matter of time before Lampard takes the reins at Stamford Bridge, which has returned the feel good factor to the Chelsea community after a difficult season.
Maurizio Sarri has come and gone, leaving Chelsea with few other places to turn than to a familiar face in Lampard, a man who is widely adored by the fanbase.
Roman Abramovich, Marina Granovskaia and the rest of the Chelsea upper brass appear willing to take an almighty risk by appointing the club legend. It could go one of two ways.
In giving an opportunity to Lampard, both of the pair have shown the fans the lengths that they are willing to go to in order to appease the Stamford Bridge faithful.
However, in doing so, they have put themselves both at genuine risk. If Lampard was dismissed prematurely, in the manner many have been before, it would be unforgivable.
Chelsea supporters erupted in rage following the departure of Roberto Di Matteo, who will always have a place in the hearts of anyone with any affiliation to this club.
All due respect to Robbie, though, his status at Chelsea is incomparable to Lampard’s, who sits proudly at the top alongside the Peter Osgood’s and John Terry’s.
Lampard is the outright highest goalscorer in our rich history, as well as captaining us to glory in the Champions League final in Munich back in 2012.
He made all of our dreams come true that night, and will now have the opportunity to do it all over again. This time, in the dugout, rather than out in the middle of the park.
We cannot help but dream of what Lampard could achieve here and how it would feel to have someone with a pre-existing connection to Chelsea doing that.
It’s for that reason that Roman and Marina’s positions are precarious. They’re in our good books at the time of writing, but that could all change very fast.
What do you think, Blues?