Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard
wants to manage the European champions once his playing days are
Lampard, 34, has been at the Premier League side since 2001
and is in the final season of his current deal.
"I am thinking about my coaching badges now but there is
only one club I want to manage," Lampard told a UK tabloid newspaper on Wednesday.
"I know it might sound a bit big-headed or selfish but I
wouldn't want to go through 'showing myself' with a lower club.
"Although I would never expect to walk into a position such
as the Chelsea manager, this is the only club I'd want to
manage," he said.
"I'd love to have a crack at it but I'd want to do well.
"I wouldn't want the supporters to forget everything I've
tried to do as a player because I can't manage the team," added
Lampard, who captained Chelsea to victory in the Champions
League final against Bayern Munich in May and has won League
titles and FA Cups with the club.
He has played under several managers at Stamford Bridge,
including Claudio Ranieri, Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink and Carlo
"Without a doubt I've picked up good things as well as some
things that I'd do differently," Lampard said as reported by The Sun.
"The main thing I've learned is how to treat people
"It's important to respect the players and by doing so,
hopefully, you'll earn their respect back."
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