LAMPARD REVEALS WHAT HE HAS BEEN DOING SINCE RETIREMENT AND WHY HE RETIRED EARLIER THAN HE WANTED

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Earlier this year, Chelsea legend announced his retirement from the game – that is, his playing career.

The Blues legend has returned to the club’s Cobham training ground and is working towards his UEFA B license.

Discussing his retirement on Goals on Sunday, Lampard said: “I’m very happy. I’m enjoying it.

“I kind of knew the time was right for me to finish. When you’re comfortable in yourself, it’s right. I’m doing different bits in my time: family time, bits for TV.

“I’m also doing my coaching badges down at Cobham.

“Chelsea have been helping me out with that – and the FA actually.

“I’ve got a lot on but I’m living on a different structure, a different routine, which is something I do enjoy.”

The 38-year-old revealed that he didn’t have the intention of retiring by the time he did, but was forced to do so due to a niggling injury.

He added: “I think I could have carried on for another year and I had some decent options to do that.

“But I had been carrying a few injuries towards the end, in America particularly.

“I found that frustrating, having to manage myself all the time, but I just got to the point after 21 years, ‘why?’

“For a lot of reasons, I decided to call it a day.”

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