Frank Lampard is loved by almost everyone in London. People sing his name on the street’s and there’s a reason why he holds a cult status among the fans. But recently he has revealed that he would love to manage a football team and that there is only one club he would chose.
“I am thinking about my coaching badges now but there is only one club I want to manage,” Lampard told The Sun.”I know it might sound a bit selfish but I wouldn’t want to go through ‘showing myself’ with a lower club.”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.”
Chelsea have got a history of former players turning into managers and Frank could follow the likes of Gianluca Vialli, Ruud Gullit and Roberto Di Matteo in becoming a successful manager at the Bridge.
He believes he knows what it takes to become a successful manager as he has learnt a lot from the various managers who have taken the post as the Chelsea gaffer.
“Without doubt I’ve picked up some good things that I’d do differently. The main thing I’ve learned is how to treat people properly. “It’s important to respect the players and by doing so, hopefully, you’ll earn their respect back. We saw that with Jose Mourinho. I saw him being strong with players and having arguments but the vast majority who played or worked for him had a massive amount of respect for him.”
John Terry was also famously denied a management clause in his contract extension way back in the summer of 2007. Terry was given a nine year contract and he revealed that he wanted to become a manager at the end of that.
‘I’d certainly like to manage one day. When we were speaking about my contract with Chelsea, we were talking about a nine-year contract maybe with an option to manage at the end of it. ‘That is certainly the way I want to go, I want to get my badges and then make that decision at the end of it.’
Obviously the talks broke down and he settled for a peculiar contract that stated that he could leave the club only when he wanted to.