Frank Lampard hints at dream job when he retires

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Frank Lampard's illustrious career in football looks to be slowly coming to an end, as the 38-year-old has begun talks of what he may do after he hangs up his boots.

The Chelsea legend is the club's record goalscorer and also holds the title of being the highest scoring midfielder in Premier League history.

Add three Premier League titles, four FA Cup's, a Champions League and a Europa League winners medal and you have one of the most decorated player achievements in recent years.


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However he now resides in New York, alongside the likes of David Villa and Andrea Pirlo and it appears he has been thinking about what to do next.

The former England international previously stated his reluctance at going into coaching, despite his uncle, Harry Redknapp, and father, Frank Lampard Snr, having both been involved in that side of the game since they retired from playing.

But now it seems that Lampard has had a change of heart and would indeed be interested in becoming a manager.

Despite his new career idea, there comes a slight catch.

That catch being he'd only want to manage Chelsea.

Hardly surprising considering he spent 13 long years at the west London club, but, at the same time, he's hardly setting his sights on starting from the bottom and working his way up.

That, plus the fact he is yet to complete his coaching badges may prove to be a stumbling block in his quest to manage one of Europe's best clubs in the near future, but we applaud his ambition.


"There was a period earlier in my career where I really fancied it, then I thought I don't fancy the managerial thing," Lampard told Sky Sports.

"Now, I'm back onto it. The problem is I've got to get my badges and the hard thing for me is to have time to do it.

"As soon as I finish playing I'd like to take it up and maybe be a manager.

"It's hard though because I only want the Chelsea job," he insisted.

He still may have a couple more years left playing the game, but it will all depend on whether he can keep himself fit. 

But, at least he has underlined what his ideal role will be and between now and when he does finally retire, he can try and find time to complete his coaching badges and attempt to put himself in the frame for any future job opportunity at Stamford Bridge.

He went on to say: “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.

“It might be a different route for me and might take a while but the dream would be to manage Chelsea one day.

“If I was good enough, if they wanted me and it was the right time."

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