Friday, 2 March 2018

Chelsea legend set to be offered first-team coaching job by Roman Abramovich

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Roman Abramovich is poised to offer Frank Lampard, Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer, a first-team coaching job at Stamford Bridge.



Lampard, 39, has been studying for his UEFA ‘A’ coaching licence over the past 18 months and is keen to move into management in the future.

He has worked with Chelsea’s youth teams at the club’s Cobham training ground and has impressed Chelsea owner Abramovich.

According to The Sun, the Russian billionaire wants Lampard to join Chelsea’s first-team coaching staff, with a view to him becoming manager in the future.

Antonio Conte is expected to move on in the summer and the club will look to integrate Lampard, who won three Premier League titles at Chelsea, into a new coaching set up.

Luis Enrique is one of the favourites to replace Conte at Stamford Bridge and Lampard has recently turned down managerial approaches from lower league clubs.







Speaking to talkSPORT on Thursday, Lampard said: ‘I’ve put together a lot of experience now and I am in a good place.

‘I’m keeping my eyes open in terms of what I want to do in management. No matter what level it is I do think you have to come back down to the beginning and start learning again.

‘I’m in that process. I’ve worked quite hard at that and now I’ve got to wait for the right job. I’m trying to put together all the things I’ve learned from all my managers, I’ve had a lot.

‘Hopefully I can do that and create my own ideas and philosophies and see if I can make it work.’

Conte has been left underwhelmed by Chelsea’s transfer business over the past six months but can still remain Blues boss by knocking Barcelona out of the Champions League, according to Ruud Gullit.

‘If he gets Barcelona out of the Champions League, then it will be very difficult to replace him,’ Gullit, who managed Chelsea between 1996 and 1998, told Omnisport.







‘He knows that, he knows also that the championship in England is difficult now to get. They know that as well.

‘Manchester City have now won the EFL Cup so they have the confidence, it’s hard for them to lose any points [in the Premier League]… So the best thing is to focus yourself on the Champions League.’

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