EPL 2016/17: Frank Lampard will be offered role at Chelsea after retirement
Frank Lampard is all set to be offered a role at Chelsea once he does decide to retire from playing. The 38-year-old iconic midfielder has announced on social media that he will be leaving New York City FC after 31 appearances in 2 years.
Lampard netted 15 goals in his time in the MLS and has announced that he will be leaving the New York club with a decision about his future coming “very soon”.
The former West Ham midfielder played 13 seasons for Chelsea and has expressed his desire to return to the London club at some stage in the future. He is yet to decide whether to make a move to punditry or coaching once he hangs up his boots, but Chelsea are all set to offer him the role he is looking for.
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The Premier League club are set to offer their all-time leading goalscorer a position either on their coaching staff or an ambassadorial role, depending upon his choice and ambitions.
As my time at NYCFC comes to an end I would like to thank so many people for the kindness and support that they have shown me over the last two years. My teammates have been a pleasure to play alongside. The amazing fans have given me incredible support and backing. All the people that work behind the scenes at NYCFC have made it so easy for me to work and settle here. I have very much enjoyed my time, and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to play for such a great club and in such an incredible city. I leave with many great memories as I embark on the next stage of my career and Ill be making an announcement very soon. @nycfc
Chelsea are intent on keeping their golden generation of players such as Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Eidur Gudjohnsen and even Petr Cech, that brought the club so much success over the past 13 years, involved and working at the club after their playing days are over.
They have already successfully integrated Carlo Cudicini, Paulo Ferreira, Eddie Newton, Jody Morris, Jon Harley and Tore Andre Flo into the club after their retirement.
Many Chelsea fans have also taken to social media to urge Lampard to “return home” after the midfielder ended playing ties with the club in 2014. Lampard scored 211 goals for Chelsea in 648 appearances spanning 13 years at the club and remains their standout, record-holding goalscorer even though he was a midfielder.
The midfielder remains a fan favourite even to this day with Blues fans regularly chanting the famous “Super Frank Lampard” song and other such chants of his name frequently during games.
Whatever Lampard decides in the near future regarding his next move in his already illustrious career, he will certainly be mulling over returning to the Chelsea, the club he spent the majority of his playing days at, and one that remains close to his heart.
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