Former Chelsea player Frank Lampard is set to rejoin the West London club next season but this time as one of the Blues backroom staff irrespective of who occupies the managerial position.
Lampard 39, is Chelsea’s record-goalscorer having scored 221 goals before he switched to the Etihad stadium in 2016. The player who won all trophies except the World Cup during his playing days, spent the last one-and-a-half year studying UEFA A coaching license.
He also had some time working with coach Jody Morris— who is Chelsea Under-18 manager— at the club’s training ground before deciding to work as one of the Blues first-team backroom staffs next season.
It is yet to be seen who would become the next Chelsea boss as it is certain that Antonio Conte will be shown the exit door by Abramovich at the end of the season.
The Italian manager couldn’t maintain the form which saw his team became the Premier League Champions in his first season as the Blues boss in 2016. His recent 2-1 defeat to Manchester United has further dashed his hope of retaining his job beyond the summer.
According to the Sun, Carlo Anceloti could be the next Chelsea manager. The Italian has been officially approached by Chelsea over a posible move to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
The Sun also suggests that Frank Lampard could be the righ-hand man to the former Chelsea manager when the 2018-19 season begins.
According to Lampard while reacting to the news, his eyes are wide open to see the best offer coming his way after he had rejected the chance of becoming Oxford and MK Don’s Manager.