The new manager of Chelsea football club, Frank Lampard, has said he is willing to risk his legacy at the club.
Lampard’s playing career at Stamford Bridge, saw him cement his status as a Blues legend.
The 41-year-old coach admits he is putting his reputation on the line at Stamford Bridge, where managers are hired and fired quickly.
“Maybe it is a risk. I am quite bold. You have to be in football because the minute I stepped into management, what did I want to do? This is no disrespect to Derby, a fantastic club for me, I was ambitious as a player, I wanted to manage at the top.
“The opportunity to come here, having had my link here, this is an obvious club I would love to manage, simply that. The minute I started management, the minute I realised this could be the case, if I am fortunate and do okay, I get the job at Chelsea and I risk it.
“I am willing to risk. I have belief in myself. I’d like to think my playing career is there, it is what it was and I will try to be the best manager I can. I understand the risk but I would rather look at the upside and can I go and do something similar to my playing career, but can I come away with success from my playing career?
“It is an easy thing to point to because the fact that I have come back, and others have come back but people have to be good enough and have the right attitude to come in and want to do it, not because you’ve played for the club. That is what the club will search for, not if your name is attached to the club,” Lampard told reporters.