Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has not ruled taking over the vacant technical director position at the club and also revealed that managing the current Premier League champions would be his ultimate job.
The former Blues midfield maestro is apparently a target of the club to replace Michael Emenalo after his shock departure from Stamford Bridge earlier this week.
The Nigerian had been in the role for 10 years and was a popular man in West London.
Lampard gave up the game earlier this year has been studying his coaching badges alongside former teammate and club under-18s coach Jody Morris. He also could not the hope that one day he would return to the club in a role that was right for him.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Chelsea’s record goal scorer first praised the outgoing Emenalo.
“I worked with Michael for seven years and his role at the club coincided with the most successful period in Chelsea’s history so I think he deserves a lot of credit from that.”
On his own future, the 39-year-old did not really say much.
“In terms of myself, I don’t know. I’m a Chelsea person, I’d love to be involved it’s the club long-term in some way. We’ll see.”
“Of course, having been at Chelsea for so long, that would be the club, that would be my dream, but that’s not an easy path.”
Lampard was regarded as one of the premier midfield players of his generation. He is the all-time record goal scorer for Chelsea with an incredible 211 goals in 648 appearances spanning 13 seasons.
He won all there is to win with the Blues winning 3 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, the Europa League, and famously the UEFA Champions League in 2012.
It looks inevitable that he will take over at Chelsea one day probably sooner rather than later.