Friday 3 February 2017

Frank Lampard In Talks With English FA Over Coaching Role

Former England midfielder Frank Lampard is liaising with the Football Association about a career in coaching, PA Sport understands.

The ex-West Ham, Chelsea and Manchester City midfielder called time on his medal-laden, 21-year career on Thursday.

Lampard left Major League Soccer side New York City FC at the end of last year and is now working towards his coaching qualifications with help from the FA.

Press Association Sport understands the governing body made contact with him shortly after moving to the United States in the summer of 2015, presenting him with coaching options and the way it could help.

The 38-year-old hinted at a future in management when announcing the end of his playing career on Thursday.

“After 21 incredible years, I have decided that now is the right time to finish my career as a professional footballer,” Lampard wrote on Instagram.

“Whilst I have received a number of exciting offers to continue playing at home and abroad, at 38 I feel now is the time to begin the next chapter in my life.

“Looking forward, I’m grateful to the FA (Football Association) for the opportunity to study for my coaching qualifications and I look forward to pursuing the off-field opportunities that this decision opens.”

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