CHELSEA LEGEND FRANK LAMPARD READY TO TAKE FIRST STEP INTO MANAGEMENT

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Chelsea all-time goalscorer Frank Lampard has revealed he is ready start his managerial career but insists he will wait for the right opportunity.

Lampard has been linked with the vacant managerial position at Championship side Ipswich Town.

“I’ve spent a lot of time at Chelsea this year, gaining hours of experience,” said Lampard.

“I’ve already managed to get my A Licence in coaching. So yes, with the right opportunity and right timing for me, I’d really take a very close look at it.

“You do want to give back, show you can help try to develop players, and help them tactically and whether you can be a good man-manager.”

Lampard’s former England teammate Steven Gerrard has held talks with Scottish club Rangers over the vacant managerial job at Ibrox and Lampard has backed him for the job.

“If a Steven Gerrard is linked with a job immediately people say he needs experience, but he has to gain that experience somewhere,” Lampard added.

“I’ve learned so much day-to-day on the training pitch with Chelsea this year.

“It’s a great way to cut your teeth, and Steven doing it there at Liverpool’s academy has been smart.”

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