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Frank Lampard wants to become Chelsea manager after retirement

Davis James
1.63K   //    11 Oct 2016, 15:02 IST
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Frank Lampard wants to return to Chelsea as a manager

Chelsea's all-time leading goal-scorer, Frank Lampard has had a colourful career as a player so far. The former Blues midfielder wants to delve into management once he hangs up his boots. However, he insists that he would take up that kind of a role only if it is at Stamford Bridge.

Lampard had spent 13 years at Chelsea and holds an unbelievable scoring record as a midfielder, with 211 goals scored in 648 appearances. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest English midfielders of his generation.

“There was a period earlier in my career where I really fancied it, then I thought I don't fancy the managerial thing but now I'm back on to 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,” Lampard said.

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After earning all the required licences, Lampard hopes to get the managerial job that is available in West London. At his former club, Chelsea. “It’s hard because I only want the Chelsea job. 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,” he stated.

“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,” the 38-year-old went on to add.

As a player, Lampard was a winner and the number of titles he won during his time in England is clear proof of that fact. He has won 14 trophies, with 13 of them coming at Chelsea. The London-born midfielder will be hoping that when he finally starts his managerial career he will be able to replicate his winning form as a player.

The 38-year-old is currently playing his second season at New York City FC. Although Lampard did not have a great start there, having scored only three goals in 10 league matches, he has come back strongly and scored 12 goals in the 18 league matches he has played so far.

With two more matches to go, New York City are second in the Easter Conference table, level on points with city rivals, New York Red Bulls. Lampard will be hoping to add to his trophy list by helping the three-year-old club to the Major League Soccer (MLS) title.

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