Frank Lampard has ruled out managing Tottenham in the future, saying he treasures the time he spent at Chelsea as a player.
The former Blues midfielder spent 13 highly-successful years at the club, before returning as the head coach early this season.
Responding to questions during his pre-match conference, the 41-year-old clarified that the Lilywhites were not on his list of clubs he could manage.
"I can firmly say no. We have to respect his (Mourinho) right to work. I played here for 13 years, I am very proud to manage this club. I have friends who are Tottenham fans, it is not on my list," he said while responding to the question on whether or not he can take the Spurs job in the future.
This debate was brought about by Jose Mourinho's appointment to lead Spurs, following Mauricio Pochettino's sacking on Tuesday night.
The 'special one', while managing Chelsea in 2015 had ruled out ever coaching Tottenham, but took the opportunity when it presented itself.
Lampard further revealed that he exchanged messages with Mourinho following his appointment, further backing him to succeed in his new role.
"I think history and results speak for themselves. He has done that consistently. It’s what we measure him and us as managers,"
"It keeps him off Sky Sports for a while! He has got a good team. They were a lot of people’s favorites to be in the race. Pochettino did a great job,"
"They have the structure there and will be a threat. They are in the top four race. When you look at the quality. The strength that they have, Kane and players like that,"
Lampard will travel to face Mourinho's Tottenham on December 22nd in the Premier League.
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