Former Nigerian international John Obi Mikel is looking at becoming an assistant coach to Frank Lampard at Chelsea.
Mikel played alongside Lampard and John Terry for about ten years at Chelsea.
The 32-year-old said he expected to Terry to land a coaching role first, but Lampard's big leap is highly applaudable.
Mikel, who currently plays Turkish Super Lig club, Trabzonspor is keeping an eye on things back at the Bridge.
“I am very happy for Frank. When we were playing at Chelsea, we are expecting that John Terry and he would be very good managers, but we were expecting Terry to reach that level first. But Lampard made a big step. His arrival at Chelsea means the club are caring for their legends,” Mikel told Sport Witness.
“I joked with him after the Chelsea move, I want to be his assistant when I retire. I hope he will be successful at Chelsea for many more years. I also want to see John Terry in similar jobs in the future because he was our leader on the pitch.”
Aside from Lampard, former players like Jody Moris who is Lampard’s assistant, technical advisor, Petr Cech, Ashley Cole and Eddie Newton are part of the backroom staffs at both junior and senior levels.
Chelsea are currently sitting on 5th spot on the English Premier League table with four wins from eight matches.