Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is hoping that he might be able to stay at the club if former manager Jose Mourinho takes over for a second spell in the summer.
The England star’s contract runs out at the end of the season and while he is desperate to stay, he has become resigned to the fact he will be leaving after 12 years.
Chelsea have refused to even entertain the idea of offering the midfielder a new contract, much to the dismay of many of his Blues team mates and fans. John Terry recently stated that his friend was the best player Chelsea have ever had.
Lampard could take on a coaching role
Speculation has mounted over where Lampard will be playing next season. Manchester United, Paris Saint Germain, LA Galaxy and Mourinho’s Real Madrid have all been linked with the player.
However there is also speculation linking Mourinho with a move back to Stamford Bridge. The Daily Express report that Lampard is hoping that his former mentor will want to keep him at the club and even take on a coaching role.
The Express quote a source close to Lampard as saying: “Frank would love Mourinho to return, not only to rekindle the glory days but it could also seal the deal in terms of his own future.
“He has said he would love to stay on at Chelsea in a coaching role once his playing days come to an end.”
An all time Chelsea great
Lampard has been one of the key players in the most successful era in Chelsea’s history. He has won several major trophies including three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups and one Champions League.
He is also just three goals away from becoming the club’s all time goalscorer, an extraordinary achievement for a midfield player.