Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has admitted he is on the look out for the right opportunity to kick start his managerial career.
The Blues all time leading goal scorer has been spending time at his former club’s Cobham training ground this season to gain some hands on coaching experience.
Lampard’s former England team-mate and BT Sports colleague Steven Gerrard has of course this week been heavily linked with taking over as manager of Scottish side Rangers.
However, the former Chelsea midfielder believes it is unfair to question recently retired players for being offered high profile jobs without much coaching experience, as ultimately the only way they will gain experience is by testing themselves in management.
“I’ve spent a lot of time at Chelsea this year, gaining hours of experience,” said Lampard.
“I’ve already managed to get my A Licence in coaching. So yes, with the right opportunity and right timing for me, I’d really take a very close look at it.
“You do want to give back, show you can help try to develop players, and help them tactically and whether you can be a good man-manager.
“If a Steven Gerrard is linked with a job immediately people say he needs experience, but he has to gain that experience somewhere.
“I’ve learned so much day-to-day on the training pitch with Chelsea this year.
“It’s a great way to cut your teeth, and Steven doing it there at Liverpool’s academy has been smart.”
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