Former Nigerian Captain John Mikel Obi has revealed his plans of becoming a coach after retirement and has backed Frank Lampard to be successful in his new role as Chelsea Manager.
Mikel and Lampard played together at Chelsea between 2006 and 2014 and the pair helped the Blues win EPL, FA, Europa league and the Champions League trophy.
Mikel however revealed he felt John Terry would pip Lampard into managing Chelsea and was surprised Lampard has arrived at the top quicker than John Terry.
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“I am very happy for Frank. When we were playing at Chelsea, we are expecting that John Terry and he would be very good managers, but we were expecting Terry to reach that level first. But Lampard made a big step,”
“His arrival at Chelsea means the club are caring for their legends. I joked with him after the Chelsea move, I want to be his assistant when I retire.
“I hope he will be successful at Chelsea for many more years. I also want to see John Terry in similar jobs in the future because he was our leader on the pitch.”
Lampard has guided Chelsea to four wins from eight league games and they occupied the fifth position on the log of the Premier league.