Frank Lampard replies to speculation about becoming next Chelsea FC boss

Derby County manager Frank Lampard replies to question about becoming the next Chelsea FC manager

Maurizio Sarri
Maurizio Sarri (Photo: The Sport Review)

Frank Lampard has refused to comment on speculation linking the Blues legend with the managerial role at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea FC’s record goal-scorer suffered a setback on Monday night as his first season in charge of Derby County ended in disappointment.

The Rams lost 2-1 to Aston Villa in the Championship Play-Off final to miss out on a place in next season’s Premier League.

Maurizio Sarri endured a testing season at Chelsea FC that included a moment of unforgettable dissent from Kepa in the League Cup final and news of a transfer ban from Fifa.

The Italian coach has been linked with the vacant managerial position at Serie A champions Juventus following Massimiliano Allergi’s resignation.

Sarri’s potential return to Italian football would leave Chelsea FC on the hunt for a new manager to take over the reins of the west London club.

However, Lampard has refused to fuel the speculation when the former England international was asked about the Chelsea FC job at Wembley.

“I’m not interested in the speculation,” Lampard told Sky Sports.

“It’s not more likely that I will leave [after Derby lost the play-off final]. I’ll sit down with Mel [Derby owner Melvyn Morris] in the next few days – he’s been brilliant.

“I’ve got a two-year contract and I love working at this place. We’ll see what happens.”

Chelsea FC finished in third place in the Premier League to secure a return to the Champions League despite a difficult Premier League season.

The Blues can still finish the season with a trophy if Chelsea FC beat Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku on Wednesday night.

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