Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has been named the club’s caretaker manager, following the sacking of Graham Potter. Lampard, who enjoyed a successful playing career at Chelsea, has returned to the club for the remainder of the season, but says he is not looking too far ahead in terms of his future with the club.
Speaking to reporters, Lampard said that he is “focused on the job in hand” and that his priority is to do the best possible job as caretaker manager. The club has said that it will carry out an “exhaustive process” to find a permanent manager, and Lampard says he is not trying to land the role full-time.
“I am not getting ahead of myself,” Lampard said. “I want to do the best possible job I can as caretaker manager and help the team achieve its goals. After that, we will see what happens.”
Lampard’s appointment as caretaker manager has come as a surprise to many, but the former England international is no stranger to the pressure of managing a top-flight football club.