According to The Telegraph, Chelsea will offer Frank Lampard a role back at Stamford Bridge if the former England midfielder decides to hang up his boots after announcing his intention to leave New York City in December at the end of his contract.
Lampard spent 13 years at Chelsea, scoring 211 goals in 648 appearances and winning three Premier League titles and one Champions League medal. He left in 2014 after agreeing to join NYCFC, but spent the next year on loan at their parent club Manchester City.
After that, the 38-year-old has spent two years in MLS but will leave the club now to start the next chapter of his career. Lampard is yet to decide whether to carry on playing but if he does hang up his boots, Chelsea will open the door for him, although it is unclear whether this would be within manager Antonio Conte’s backroom staff or purely ambassadorial.
Lampard announced on social media on Monday to affirm his time at the Major League Soccer club had arrived at an end after 15 goals in 31 appearances, finishing in defeat by Toronto in the playoffs this month, with the affirmation of his best step of action to follow soon.
The Englishman gave a meeting with previous England striker Gary Lineker for BBC Sport a month ago, in which he expressed his desire to get into guiding once his playing days are over.
Previous stars Jody Morris, Jon Harley, Eddie Newton, Paulo Ferreira, Carlo Cudicini, and Tore Andre Flo have as of now been incorporated into their staff at senior and youth level.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is believed to be quick to offer jobs to more ex-club players in an offer to avoid them being enticed into parts with Premier League rivals.
Lampard has not been linked to playing with many other clubs since his announcement and according to some reports from Daily Telegraph, Sky Sports could give him an offer him as a pundit. It remains to see what the legendary midfielder decides to do at the end!
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