Mikel hoping to take up a coaching job at Chelsea

Former Chelsea midfielder and Nigerian Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi is hoping to make a return to Stamford Bridge as an assistant coach to Frank Lampard, who was once his teammate.

Mikel revealed he has discussed things out with coach Lampard and the duo have considered his possibilities of coming to Chelsea after he retires.

The former Nigerian captain in a statement with Trabzonspor magazine said,

“We knew that Frank Lampard and John Terry would be very important managers, but as teammates we first thought that John Terry would come to this level.

“Frank Lampard took a big step. The fact that the club brought a legendary player to the head of the team was an indication that he was taking great steps towards becoming a family club.

“I met him and wished him success.”

“I even told him I was going to be his assistant manager when I retired.

“I hope he will succeed for many years, because it makes me very unhappy to see him leaving Chelsea.”

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