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Frank Lampard has named Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson as the Premier League manager that gave him some of the best advice after he was sacked by Chelsea.
“Roy Hodgson was amazing,” Lampard told Jamie Redknapp in an interview.
“I spoke to Roy a week after leaving Chelsea and he gave me some of the best calm, collected advice. I’m always willing to listen to these managers.”
Lampard added: “My son, Freddie, was born two months ago. I’ve been able to enjoy that and being at home with my girls. Certainly a managerial career means much more sacrifice than as a player.
“For instance, Patricia was born when I was manager at Derby and I was engrossed in my work. Being there this time has been the big positive. The other positive is reflection. I’ve spoken to some top managers over the last few months.
“All of them, first and foremost, said: ‘You’re not a manager until you’ve been sacked.’ It was a hit, but then I started the reflection process. I didn’t want to sit at home and throw blame elsewhere. It was more: ‘What can I do better?”