Frank Lampard is waiting for ‘the right thing’ before returning to management

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed he has received some 'flattering' job offers since his January sacking.

Chelsea dismissed the 42-year-old after only 18 months in charge, following a run of five defeats in eight Premier League games that left them ninth in the table.

Prior to that, the former England midfielder had led Derby County to the Championship play-offs in his sole season at the helm.

Frank Lampard is eager to get back into management, should the right opportunity arise, following his departure from Chelsea.

But Lampard had only been out of a job a number of weeks before he was linked with the vacant Celtic dugout, following Neil Lennon’s departure in February.

The 42-year-old was also reportedly shortlisted by the FA to take charge of England Under-21 after the Young Lions’ disappointing Euros campaign under Aidy Boothroyd.

While Lampard did not specify the roles offered to him, he confirmed he has been “flattered” by numerous offers since his Chelsea dismissal.

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,” Lampard said in a Q&A ahead of this month’s London Football Awards in support of Willow Foundation.

“Nobody wants to lose their job and come out of the game you love, but at the same time… when you go into this career, this will happen, no matter how good you think you are or whatever circumstances you are in.”

Lampard has been out of work for the last few months but he says he has been watching a lot of football in preparation for his next role. In his personal life, he and his wife Christine have had another child, a boy called Freddie.

After Tuchel took over the Blues went on a 14-game unbeaten run, finally losing last weekend to West Brom in a shock 5-2 defeat. Having been in 10th place when Lampard left, Chelsea are up to fifth in the Premier League.

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