The current boss thinks Lampard will have his job one day.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claims Frank Lampard will one day become the boss of the West London outfit.
Lampard was released by the Blues earlier this week after 13 years of faithful service. The Englishman, who has a prolific goalscoring record at Chelsea with 211 goals in 648 appearances, has a vast number of offers on the table, but is going to sign for the rich New York City franchise of MLS.
“It’s not the end of Frank’s career at Chelsea – it’s just a little break,”
It’s the end of his career as a Chelsea player, but he will be back for many, many years because he’s one of the most important players in the club’s history.”
“I think only he knows because we spoke – not by phone, in person – but at the same time I can feel some happiness about the process because for sure he comes back to Chelsea one day. For sure.
“Mr Abramovich has left the door completely open for him on the understanding Frank can do anything he wants at this club: he can try things, feel where he is better suited, we can feel as a club where he can give us more, but he can come back when he wants and, to repeat Mr Abramovich’s words, the way he wants.
“He can be a coach, he can start at the academy, he can start being my assistant at the same time because he is doing his coaching badges, or he can start in a different role.”
Lampard has vast amounts of experience playing for the West Londoners and knows the club inside out.
Having been a mainstay in a star studded team like the Blues, it comes as no surprise that he has a legendary status at Stamford Bridge.
With Mourinho also showing ample confidence in the midfielder and Abramovich leaving the door open for the legendary Englishman to return in any capacity he wants, it does seem likely that Lampard would indeed be at the helm of Stamford Bridge one day.
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