Just guess who is back in England? It’s none other than Chelsea’s legend, Frank Lampard. But this time he is not back as a player, but he is hoping to embrace a coaching career at Chelsea. He has teamed up with his former club and is planning to work with one of this old mate Jody Morris to train the youth team, while also pick up a tip or two from one of Italy’s most successful managers in recent years, Antonio Conte.
Lampard officially retired from being a professional football player in the beginning of this year. His decision came two years after a two-year stint starring for the popular New York City club in Major League Soccer in the U.S. While Lampard won’t mesmerise you anymore on the pitch, you can still enjoy the thrill of the game by playing the football themed slots at Kitty Bingo such as Golden Goal Progressive, Football Star, and Goal Slot. You can also keep yourself entertained at Kitty Bingo by playing some of the best online bingo game variations in the UK.
Now, Lampard decidedly wants to forge a career as a coach and he is currently working in close collaborating with his buddy Jody Morris, the current coach of the teenagers. The latter is helping him to learn all the ropes of this career path while training Chelsea’s talented under-18 side. Lampard has been invited to the training ground of Cobham so that he can put these youngsters to the test. With a Champions League win and not less than three Premier League titles to his name, Lampard will certainly have plenty of tricks and tips to pass on to these budding football stars.
Lampard has quickly taken his mark during the training by having different sessions with the young players. They are all hoping to climb up the grades at Chelsea and hopefully one day figure in the starting line-up of the team in a Premier League match. Even though Lampard has been out of action for quite a few months, he has still not lost his magical touch on the training grounds. He delighted everyone with his great skills when he took part in the high intensity training earlier this month. 39-year-old Lampard and Morris were not shy to pull off some amazing tricks as they got involved in an El Rondo with not less than eighty-four passes.
Towards the last few months of his career with Chelsea, Lampard gave a helping hand with the academy. However, it is the very first time that he has decided to come forward and coach the under-18s at the club. In the last couple of months, the legendary player has made no secret of his ambition of moving up into the rank of management in the future. He believes that he has a lot to offer to the youngsters, and hopes to transfer his skills to them through coaching. Currently, Lampard is also acting as an expert football pundit for BT Sport, and hopes be offered the official role of coach soon in his favourite club.