There has been plenty of speculation regarding Frank Lampard’s future over recent months and it is still not clear on whether or not the midfielder will remain at Stamford Bridge beyond this season. However, while those rumours rumble on, the England international has given the press some more juicy comments after revealing that he’d one day like to become the manager of Chelsea.
The former West Ham midfielder has claimed that he already has one eye on his post-playing career, saying that he is thinking about completing his coaching badges. Speaking to The Sun, Lampard said, “I am thinking about my coaching badges now but there is only one club I want to manage. Although I would never expect to walk into a position such as the Chelsea manager, this is the only club I’d want to manage. ‘I’d love to have a crack at it but I’d want to do it well. I wouldn’t want the supporters to forget everything I’ve tried to do as a player because I can’t manage the team.”
Of course, Lampard is not the only player to have made such statements and John Terry has made no secret of his desire to one day lead the Blues. It would be fair to say that both players have experienced several different styles of management over the years and after tasting so much success on the field, it’s no surprise to see them want to try their hand in the dugout.
Nevertheless, while some supporters will view Lampard’s comments as refreshing, others will still be concentrating on the fact that his contract situation doesn’t seem to be resolving. Despite having just twelve months remaining on his current deal, the 34-year-old claims that the Blues have yet to return to him with a firm offer. Even though Roberto Di Matteo claims that he wants to keep the player at Stamford Bridge, some supporters are already under the belief that Lampard will not be at the club for much longer.