Frank Lampard admits that being a coach is harder than being a player

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Frank Lampard is hailed as one of the greatest midfielders in the Premier League era, and after 13 years at Chelsea, he’s seen as a legend at the club.

Lampard won many trophies as a player, including the Premier League and Champions League, but is yet to win anything as a manager.

Three years into his managerial career, the Chelsea manager has now revealed that being a manager is more consuming than being a player.

“The life of a player is a bubble of selfishness to a degree,” he said. “The facts and reality is I realise now it’s (coaching) much harder than playing in terms of it being consuming.

“The life of a manager is 25 people in the squad, staff in the building, problems with different departments. It’s so far removed from football.

“A manager gets 50 problems a day. It’s much more consuming but I love it and I couldn’t live without it.”

Lampard also admitted that being a legend at the club helped him get the job as Chelsea manager.

He added: “I can be open that it helped me get the job – playing 13 years at the club helped me get the job.

“I had to put my ego at the door a bit and say that I might ruin what I achieved in 13 years to a degree – because if it doesn’t go well, I will be judged harshly and quickly.”

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