Lampard dreams of top job at Chelsea

Date published: Sunday 9th October 2016 10:54

Frank Lampard: Wants to be a manager

Frank Lampard says his dream would be to manage Chelsea one day.

Lampard left Stamford Bridge in 2014, joining Manchester City on a free transfer before moving to New York City in Major League Soccer.

He scored 211 goals in over 600 appearances from midfield making him at legend at Chelsea, and scored 177 Premier League goals with only three players ever having scored more.

“If I was good enough, if they wanted me and it was the right time,” he told Sky Sports’ Soccer AM.

“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. I wouldn’t have to move house!

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

“I’m more back onto it but the problem is getting my badges now. And having time to do it when I’m still playing.

“As soon as I finish I would like to take it up and maybe be a manager. It’s hard as I only want the Chelsea job!”

In May Lampard, 38, hit back at New York City FC fans who booed him after he made his season’s debut in a 7-0 thumping by New York Red Bulls.

As the fifth highest paid player in MLS on over £4million a year, he came  under fire from New York supporters after arriving last July, while some US soccer pundits have labelled him the worst ever MLS signing.

Lampard made just 10 appearances in an injury-plagued first season in MLS and he only made his debut this season as a substitute in the thrashing by the Red Bulls.

The 106-cap England midfielder was booed by home fans at Yankee Stadium when he replaced Andrea Pirlo in the 75th minute, and then again when his name appeared on the big screen.

“I don’t think the fans are aware of the injury I had,” said Lampard. “If I’m getting booed for being injured, then there’s not much I can do about that.

“The only plus for me is that I feel physically very good. It’s been a difficult injury. To feel good, to feel 100 per cent and to come on and play a part was good for me personally, but obviously it was a very bad day for us.”

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