Lampard explains how he feels ahead of Sunday’s clash With Manchester United

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Going on to manage a club as big as Chelsea is a huge take, and being given the opportunity when your only job as a manager is as the boss of Championship side Derby County, shows just how much the club has entrusted Frank Lampard.

Lampard is loved at Stamford Bridge, and his banner still hangs high not only in the stands but in the hearts of the fans. The 41-year-old has made the step up from being a Chelsea legend to being the current manager of London’s biggest side.

For Lampard, it’s a great honour to manage Chelsea this season and he has also admitted that he isn’t taking it for granted.

Ahead of Sunday’s game against Manchester United, Lampard was asked how he feels to manage Chelsea, and he admitted that it’s an incredible feeling which he isn’t taking for granted.

“It means a great deal and I don’t want to take it for granted,” said Lampard.

“It is an incredible feeling. I am very proud to be manager of this club. It means so much in terms of the affiliation I have with the fans. The day I moved across town to play for this club it became my club instantly. Everyone knows how I feel about Chelsea.

“So to manage them is an amazing thing for me, but I am past the surreal feeling. I am in the job now. I know what the office looks like, I know everyone again, I have met the new faces I didn’t know before, and the important part now is what I do on the pitch. I am very dedicated to the task of not just being Chelsea manager; I want to be a successful one.”

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