Current manager and former Chelsea player Frank Lampard has spoken about his willingness to continue as Chelsea boss, 1 year since being appointed the London based club’s manager.
Lampard said, “In terms of my contract, it seems to have flown by, the time I’ve been here. It’s right I’ve got 18 months left and I felt it when I came to the club, I knew there were a lot of circumstances at the beginning that were going to make last year transitional and maybe slightly difficult.
“I felt like I took the job in a different position to most recent Chelsea managers. I think people sympathise with that as well and I think it was a success,” added Lampard.
Lampard came in as the Chelsea manager when the club had been give a transfer ban for having played youngsters- most of them kids on trial in their youth teams without registering them.
Despite receiving a transfer ban, Lampard managed to overachieve and finish 4th in the Premier League in 2019/20. This transfer window, Chelsea spent around 220 million pounds on players, bringing in the likes of Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Edouard Mendy, Timo Werner, Malang Sarr (on loan at OCG Nice) and Hakim Ziyech.
“The signings we made in the summer, other than probably Thiago Silva particularly, were signings for now and the future. Players that are going to progress and who will mature, and, of course, I would love to be part of that.
Being a club legend, Frank Lampard has a connection with the Chelsea fans. He also expressed his pleasure to manage the club he ‘loves’.
“I’m a lucky man to be managing the club that I love and is my life. So of course, I want to make a success of it and be here as long as I can.”
Chelsea currently sit 3rd in the Premier League table with 19 points and also have already qualified for the Round of 16 of the Champions League, winning 4 out of 5 games.