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As a Chelsea player, Frank Lampard played under nine different managers and some of them more than once.
Some of the managers Lampard played under at Chelsea are genuine greats of modern coaching but Lampard insists he won’t reach out to them to tap from their weight of wisdom.
According to Lampard, he is determined to do this his own way, to forge his own style as he continues a career which started at Derby last year.
Lampard said, according to Daily Mail: “So I haven’t gone searching for many words from managers.
“I’m not picking up the phone because if I rang up Carlo Ancelotti and asked him about a situation, it would potentially be so different from the situation he dealt with.
“I try to learn via myself, by working daily with the players. If I ever felt the need to reach out I would, but I think we all have to find our own way.”
Lampard added: “Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had texts with Jose Mourinho and I have a good relationship with Carlo Ancelotti.
“I spoke about Jose a lot, about when he first came, and the lift he gave me, the self-confidence, more mentally than actually tactically or physically. Guus Hiddink sent me a message this week which was very nice. These are all managers I respect.
“I respect all the managers I had, even ones I maybe didn’t have a close connection to.”