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Chelsea ace Lampard admits management plans

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard admits he's eyeing management once he retires.

Lampard wants to join Liverpool's Jamie Carragher in pushing ahead to become a top coach once his playing career is over.

Lampard told The Sun: "I've had fits and starts in my career where I've thought I fancy being a manager then other times where I think I don't and I want to walk away and get out of the game.

"Now I'm a bit more level-headed about it and would like to get my badges and see what happens.

"I read that Carragher was getting fast-tracked so if there are fast-tracks around I want to do it, too.

"If you've played at the highest level you must have something and we have to try and get more English coaches in the future.

"It's a no-brainer. We haven't used our players very well in the past.

"There is a certain old-fashioned element in England that everyone should do exactly the same courses whether you have played the game or not.

"But if we want to bring players through who have played in World Cups or Champions Leagues then we have to make it that bit more relevant to what they've done and the time they've got to do it in."

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