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Frank Lampard formed a good relationship with Jose Mourinho during his playing days, with Mourinho in charge of Chelsea at the time.
Lampard has since retired from the game and is now currently in charge of Chelsea, with his former boss now in charge of Tottenham.
Just two months ago, the duo went against each other in the Carabao Cup, and there was a slight confrontation on the touchline.
Lampard has now spoken on the current state of their relationship. And while he admits that it isn’t as how it was when he was a player, but that they still share a good relationship.
“I don’t think our relationship has changed that much,” said the Chelsea head coach.
“When I left Chelsea in 2014, I moved on and my life moved in a different direction. When you’re a professional, you’re so consumed in it and the relationship changes so it changed but we were always very cordial.
“If I see Jose or I talk about him or we send messages to each other, we’ve always had a good relationship on that front. Naturally now, when we are doing the cut-throat thing of being managers at these big clubs that are rivals, I think it does change the relationship. Not in a bad way because I certainly have no problem with it.
“We are very competitive people and we both want to do well. When I speak about Jose, I always show how much respect I have for him in all senses and I’ve always felt that back from him.”