With less than a year left on his Chelsea contract, England midfielder Frank Lampard has admitted that he would love to one day become the manager of the London club. However, Frank does admit that he would not want his managerial career to affect the memory of his playing achievements.
Lampard explained to fanzine cfcuk, “I know it might sound a bit big-headed or 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.”
He added, “I’d love to have a crack at it but I’d want to do it well. I wouldn’t want the supporters to forget everything I’ve tried to do as a player because I can’t manage the team. “Without a doubt I’ve picked up some good things as well as some things that I’d do differently. The main thing I’ve learned is how to treat people properly.
Frank continued, “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.”
With his playing career slowly drawing to a close, it will be interesting to see where the future takes Frank Lampard.