What happens to footballers when they arrive at Stamford Bridge? They go from being nice sensible lads who have kept their heads down throughout their career and let their football do the talking to snarling millionaires who appear to live by the eighties ethos of ‘greed being good’.
Frank Lampard is one such footballer and it’s a shame that the former West Ham man is making a fool of himself these days. One might assume that earning £100k a week for being a steady Premier League footballer would delight him, but it seems he wants a load more cash and won’t stop being Mr Angry until he gets it. The Daily Mirror report that the Chelsea midfielder is angry that Scolari intimated on Tuesday that the player was set to stay.
Frank Lampard is poised to quit Chelsea after going to war with Luiz Felipe Scolari.
The furious midfielder accosted chief executive Peter Kenyon over new boss Scolari’s televised claims that he WILL be staying at Stamford Bridge.
Earlier yesterday, Lampard had been told that the Blues did NOT fancy giving him the five-year deal he wanted.
That contract would have seen Lampard end his career at Chelsea – but then he was stunned and confused to hear Scolari use his unveiling as Chelsea manager to claim he would be staying at the club.
Lampard, 30, immediately went to ambush Kenyon in his own office at Chelsea’s Cobham training HQ. Lampard, who has less than one year left on his current deal, insists he had told Scolari he was being forced out of the club after seven years.
Thanks to the Daily Mirror for putting NOT and WILL in capitals to make sure that we illiterate morons realise how much emphasis we need to give these words. While the thought of Lamps approaching the loveable Kenyon with a tommy gun is quite appealing, he probably knocked politely on his door and asked him if the chief executive had given any more thought to a new contract. Will the midfielder now need to sign for Inter if he is to grab even more money for being a steady footballer?