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Lampard: 'I don’t know if I’ll be at Chelsea next season'

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Clive Rose

It's been all quiet on the Frank Lampard contract extension front, and that may not be the best news if you'd like to see the Chelsea legend and our all-time leading goalscorer return for one more season.

While there's still plenty of time to take care of things after the World Cup and before his contract officially expires on June 30th, the fact that the two parties have not hashed out a deal already, unlike in the case of John Terry, could be worrying.  Frank himself - who by then will have turned 36 years old - seems to be in the dark almost as much as we are.  Or at least seemed to be whenever he gave this interview.

"I don't know if I'll be at Chelsea next season. I'd like to carry on for two or three more years, but it would be good to end on a high. So, if that means it all ends tomorrow, I wouldn't have any regrets. You know your shelf life, so I started to mentally prepare when I hit 30. I've been doing this for a long time, so there's a part of me that's looking forward to the future."

-Frank Lampard; source: Red via Female First

Not exactly the most confidence inspiring, is it?

As far as the non-playing future, Lampard says he's "always debating" going into management, but doesn't rule out "something sporty with TV" either.  Considering his dedication and work ethic on and off the pitch, I'm sure he'd do well at either.  And if it's management or coaching, hopefully it will involve Chelsea one way or another.