Lampard Released By Chelsea

Frank Lampard was released by Chelsea towards the end of last season after more than 13 years at the club. During this time, he has broken numerous records and became one of the best players to have represented the club. This elite status is set to reward him with a job that he chooses, according to Chelsea manager José Mourinho. The Portuguese is a huge fan of Lampard and he is thought to have played a crucial role in ensuring that the midfielder was given a new 12 month contract last summer.

However, Chelsea agreed mutually with the player to not extend his deal this time around and he has left the club on a free transfer. He is widely expected to join New York City FC, who have been recently formed in the MLS in partnership with Manchester City. The 36-year-old, though, is not expected to carry on playing for more than two years. Once he retires, Chelsea will be ready to offer him any job that he wishes to play at the club according to Mourinho.

Lampard was hugely successful at Chelsea and he leaves the club as their record goalscorer with more than 200 to his name. He has won numerous titles including the Champions League in 2012.
"I do not think he is leaving. I think he is just going for a ride somewhere and then he is coming back very, very soon because that's what the owner wants, that's what [Lampard] wants - what everybody wants. I repeat Mr Abramovich's words - I will have him doing anything. The door is open for such a big guy in our club," said Mourinho. It is speculated that Lampard will one day return as the assistant manager at the club after having previously stated his desire to become a manager.