Lampard reveals dreams of managing Chelsea (no other club is good enough!)

Frank Lampard has admitted that he wants to become Chelsea manager one day.

Although he has no plans to quit playing just yet, the 34-year-old England midfielder is already thinking about life after he hangs up his boots for good.

But Lampard revealed he has no desire to forge a management career in the lower leagues and has eyes for only one job - at the club where he has spent the last 11 years.

Still going strong: But Chelsea star Frank Lampard (right) is thinking about his future

Still going strong: But Chelsea star Frank Lampard is thinking about his future

Lampard told the Sun: 'I am thinking about my coaching badges now but there is only one club I want to manage.

'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.'


But Lampard also admitted he would be worried about tarnishing the glowing reputation he has built among the Stamford Bridge faithful should he not replicate in management the success that he has enjoyed as a player.

He said: '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.'

Lampard has played under eight different managers at Chelsea: Claudio Ranieri, Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luis Felipe Scolari, Guus Hiddink, Carlo Ancelotti, Andre Villas-Boas and Roberto Di Matteo.

And the former West Ham ace told Chelsea fanzine cfcuk that he has picked up tips from all of them.

He said: '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.

'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.'

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