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.
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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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.
“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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