The former Chelsea manager says he has enjoyed family time but is ready to jump at the right time.
Frank Lampard says he is ready to return to management, with the former Chelsea boss looking forward to the right opportunity to present himself.
Lampard was sacked by Chelsea in January, ending his one-and-a-half-year tenure as manager.
In the months since, Lampard’s family has welcomed a son who has kept him busy, but the former midfielder says he is looking forward to returning to management soon.
What did Lampard say?
“I love living here. I love living and working at Wembley, even with kids between the ages of five and eleven,” he said as part of the McDonald’s Art Football program at Wembley.
“You get the same pleasure from trying to improve the players and that’s what I loved doing when I was coaching and managing at Chelsea and Derby.
“I’ve enjoyed family time. It’s something I wouldn’t say I ignored, but sports sometimes eat you up. You spend a lot of time on the road and especially management, Thinking, so it’s no longer the worst thing for me to do at home and actually have a new son.
“I enjoyed the time but yes, I’m ready. There were some things that weren’t right in the summer and I decided not to take it, spend some more time at home and see what happens.”
Lampard’s managerial career.
Lampard was named manager of the derby in 2018 as he helped lead the club to the playoffs after finishing sixth in his first season.
Appointed by Chelsea this summer, he became the club’s first English manager in two decades when he replaced Maurizio Siri.
In Lampard’s first season, the Blues finished fourth in the Premier League and made it to the FA Cup final before losing to Arsenal.
In his second season in charge, Chelsea spent a lot of money signing Timo Werner, Kai Hawartz and Hakeem Zach, but after two wins in eight Premier League matches, Lampard finished ninth with Chelsea in January. The club won the Champions League under Lampard’s successor, Thomas Tachel.