Frank Lampard has reflected on his time at Chelsea before he sacked in January, having been appointing in the summer of 2019.
Lampard says he had an 'incredible time' at Chelsea and remains appreciative for the chance he was given to lead the Blues. The London club spent £200m in the summer with Lampard at the helm though a run of five defeats in eight Premier League matches saw Blues chairman Roman Abramovich make the tough call.
"I’m absolutely appreciative of the opportunity I had to manage Chelsea," he said in an exclusive Q&A in aid of the Willow Foundation.
"It was an incredible time. Everyone knows how I felt about the club. Football has consumed my life, firstly as a player and then as a manager. Nobody wants to lose their job."
"But when you go into this career, it can happen, no matter how good you think you are."
"It's given me a lot more time to be at home. It's been great to be around the family. I’ve had some opportunities that have come up in the last six weeks, two months, that have been flattering, but not the right thing. They were not quite right."
Lampard is currently without a club but says he has received different offers from a number of clubs.
"I've had some opportunities that have come up in the last six weeks, two months, that have been flattering but not the right thing."