Raheem Sterling, who joined Chelsea last summer from Manchester City, has advised the club's officials to give the new manager "the final say on everything".
Chelsea have struggled this season under Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked in September and replaced by Graham Potter, and now Frank Lampard is back in a caretaker capacity.
Relating to his past experience, the England international believes that a clear structure is needed for things to start turning around at the club.
"Successful teams always have a manager that comes in, brings his blueprint and everyone follows. If there are people that don't follow, then they are not part of the team and that is how brutal it needs to be at a high level", declared Sterling. He also admitted that the sheer number of players on Chelsea's books is an issue that needs to be addressed urgently.
Recently, another Chelsea star, forward Kai Havertz shared his similar stance on the Blues' overcrowded dressing room. “We got a lot of new players over the winter who first have to settle in with us in order to be able to show their quality,” said the Germany international in an interview with Sky Germany.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Sterling said, "Organisation is the most important thing. It's about everyone being on the same page from my experience."
In almost one year since Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali took over Chelsea, the club has spent more than £500 million. However, high-profile signings like Raheem Sterling, Enzo Fernandez, and Mykhailo Mudryk have found it difficult to adapt to life at Stamford Bridge.