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Frank Lampard open to Chelsea return after Michael Emenalo’s shock departure

Blues legend is itching to get back in the game and would consider a backroom staff role after Emanelo quit following ten years at Stamford Bridge

Frank Lampard has opened the door for a Chelsea return after Michael Emenalo’s shock exit.

Emanelo quit as the Blues technical director after ten years on Monday leaving a vacancy in the backroom staff.

And Lampard — who hung up his boots in February — admitted he would love to return to Stamford Bridge.


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Frank Lampard has opened the door for a permanent return to Chelsea

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Frank Lampard has opened the door for a permanent return to Chelsea

Lampard said: “I worked with Michael for seven or eight years and his role at the club coincided with the most successful period in Chelsea’s history so I think he deserves a lot of credit from that.

“Everyone at Chelsea wishes him well as he moves on. In terms of myself, I don’t know.

“I’m a Chelsea person, I’d love to be involved with the club long-term in some way. We’ll see.”


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Michael Emenalo shocked Chelsea and quit as technical director

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Michael Emenalo shocked Chelsea and quit as technical director

Lampard has been doing his coaching badges with Chelsea Under-18s boss Jody Morris.

And although keeping tight-lipped on the technical director position, Lampard did say the manager’s job would be his dream.

Lampard added: “I need to learn, having played for 20 years doesn’t necessarily make you a great manager, so I have to learn the ropes, but I would love to be able to put my experiences as a player.

Frank Lampard has been in Japan as an ambassador for Chelsea

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Frank Lampard has been in Japan as an ambassador for Chelsea

“Of course, having been in Chelsea for so long, that would be the club, that would be my dream, but that’s not an easy path.

“I’ve worked with many managers so I’d like to think that I could take the good and the bad from all the managers I’ve had and find my own way.

“I would love to work with young players and try and improve them not just as players but as young people.”


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