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Lampard’s New York City Departure Could See Him Take Up Role At Chelsea

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Frank Lampard of Chelsea acknowledges the crowd following the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on May 4, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Frank Lampard this week announced his departure from New York City. The Englishman’s contract is set to expire and he took to Instagram to make his future intentions clear.

Lampard is yet to indicate if his playing days are over however, or simply his time at New York City has come to an end.

His former employer Chelsea have now swayed into the mix, perhaps to make the decision easier for ‘Lamps’.

As reported in The Guardian, the London giants are willing to offer the 38-year-old a roll at Stamford Bridge should he draw the curtain on his playing career.

The specific nature of such a roll remains unclear and would likely take up whatever mould Lampard chooses, from a purely ambassadorial role right up to that of a coach, according to the English newspaper.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: England manager Roy Hodgson (R) and former Chelsea player Frank Lampard (L) are seen on the stand during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

It would be part of the club’s wider strategy to retain as many former players as possible at the club, which has seen former legends such as Carlo Cudicini and Tore Andre Flo incorporated within the club at some level.

The move would of course be a popular one among the Chelsea faithful as well. Given the Pensioners’ nascent rise under Antonio Conte, re-joining the London outfit in some capacity would surely be very luring for Lampard.

Whether he indeed chooses to hang up his boots however, remains to be seen.

Colm Egan, Pundit Arena

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