The former Chelsea legend has been out of a job since being dismissed at Stamford Bridge back in January, with Thomas Tuchel taking over the reins and steering the club to Champions League glory last season.
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When Frank Lampard was asked which manager past or present, he would love to have played for, Lampard quickly replied: Pep. He's so great with managers because sometimes you only see his teams that he produces which is obviously the real stuff.
'I don't like giving away private conversations, but it's nice one. When I first had my game in charge of Chelsea we lost 4-0 at Manchester United. We played well for 60 minutes and got done on the counter and then bang two, three, four.'
'You can't defend 4-0 as a manager, you have to take it on the chin. And then we went to the Super cup and lost to Liverpool. We played well and lost on penalties. So I was on the plane on the way back from the game, feeling a little bit disheartened, and I got a voice note from him just saying that the way my team played was incredible, "I loved watching it" and it was a really positive chat. It was one of those voice notes that deleted itself where it almost self-destructs. I wanted to get home and say: "Listen to this, everyone! Pep said I'm a good manager!
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