Why John Terry wasn’t part of my coaching staff at Chelsea – Frank Lampard

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Blues legend, and ex-coach, Frank Lampard has explained John Terry’s absence from his coaching staff during his two spells as manager of Chelsea.

The former midfielder managed Chelsea on two different occasions— first, from 2019 to 2021 and then last season, when he was appointed as a caretaker manager, following the sacking of Graham Potter.

Explaining why former teammate, Terry was not called to his coaching staff, Lampard stated on ex-teammate John Obi Mikel’s Obi One podcast: “I have the upmost respect for JT on every level, so in terms of the club asking John that’s not for me to answer.

“In terms of me, the club came to me and it happened very quickly. The first time they came to me I probably had about a day to say yes or no.

“They wanted me to bring in two staff. Anyone who works in this game will know that when you are bringing in staff it is a big question, who are your staff and how many do you want to bring.

“I had been at Chelsea before that, Derby, Chelsea and Everton working with my staff. I ended up bringing in three as Ashley [Cole] came in to do set pieces for me at Everton.

“The people I was working with were Chris Jones and Joe Edwards, so there was nowhere for me to go.”