Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has admitted that he has ambitions of becoming a manager once he hangs his boots up and would love to one day be in charge of the West London club.
The veteran midfielder is currently plying his trade in the MLS but spent 13 years on the Stamford Bridge club’s books from 2001 to 2014.
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Lampard is now 38 and winding down his playing career, with the former West Ham youth player facing the same dilemma that every professional footballer does of what to do after his days on the pitch are up.
The 106-times capped England international has admitted that he has ambitions of remaining involved in the sport and could imagine himself one day standing in the dugout at the Premier League club as their manager.
“If I was good enough, if they wanted me and it was the right time,” The Sun quote Lampard as saying.
“As a Chelsea man or not, the job is one of the pinnacles of football, they are one of the top clubs in the world now. And I’m a Chelsea man. I wouldn’t have to move house!
“It might be a different route for me and might take a while but the dream would be to manage Chelsea one day.”
Lampard is Chelsea’s all-time top goalscorer with 211 strikes in all competitions and played a major role in transforming the London club into the Premier League powerhouse they are today.
Te veteran is currently receiving one last payday as a New York City player but is expected to announce his retirement from the game in the not-too-distant future.