Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard will reportedly be offered a job in some capacity by the club at Stamford Bridge if he opts to retire.
The 38-year-old announced that he would be leaving New York City FC when his contract expires next month, having made just 31 MLS appearances during his stint Stateside.
Having stopped short of revealing his next move, Lampard did note that he would be making an announcement soon over his future, and it appears as though he may well have an offer from his former club on the table.
As noted by The Mirror, Chelsea would offer him a suitable position if he is to end his playing career, and it would undoubtedly be a welcome sight for the club’s supporters to see an icon return to the club and continue his new path with them.
The former England international spent 13 years at Stamford Bridge, and amassed an impressive goal tally of 211 in 648 appearances for the club while helping them to three Premier League titles during his time there.
It’s noted in the report that Chelsea want to avoid a similar situation to Arsenal where club legends such as Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry have gone elsewhere after calling time on their playing careers.
That has been a source of great frustration for supporters, with the obvious and natural progression being to see them flourish at the Emirates rather than helping their rivals in some cases.
In turn, the likes of Didier Drogba, John Terry and Ashley Cole will form a part of their plans moving forward according to the report, and that will certainly be a positive move provided that the individuals in question are genuinely effective in their roles rather than just being sentimental appointments.
However, The Telegraph report that Sky Sports are set to offer Lampard a role as a pundit, and so he will certainly have a difficult choice to make over which path he wishes to pursue.