Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has given his first interview since his 18 month tenure as Chelsea manager was ended.
The 42-year-old was speaking at a question-and-answer session to preview this month’s London Football Awards, organised by the charity Willow Foundation, in his first public appearance since leaving the Blues in January.
“No matter how good you think you are or whatever circumstances you are in, [being sacked] can happen,” Lampard told Goal.
“It gives you a sense of perspective of what’s important. It came at a time where we were due a young son and it has given me a lot more time to be home so you count your blessings on that front.
“It has been great to be around the family. I have had some opportunities that have come up in the last six weeks to two months that have been flattering and nice but it wasn’t the right thing. It has certainly been nice to step out having been managing two and a half years full pelt.
“With the family situation, the opportunities were not quite right. I think about it and it would be something I am keen to do at the right time and the right place. As much as I am resting and recuperating away from the game, I am keeping an eye on it.
“I am looking forward to things that may come. I am watching football and trying to learn and get better. In this game, you never stop learning so I will try and find the right time and opportunity, if it comes and I am very keen to get working again.”
Frank Lampard was sacked on January 26th after an abysmal run of form had the Blues in danger of having a really poor season.
Since then, the Chelsea legend has been linked with the England U21s job and could be back in the football world really soon.