Frank Lampard has admitted he deals with “50 problems a day” as Chelsea manager – but returning home to a happy family makes it easier to cope.
Lampard has spent close to a year-and-a-half in the Blues hot-seat, having made an emotional return to Stamford Bridge as manager in July 2019.
He guided his beloved club to a fourth-place finish in the Premier League last season, as well as the FA Cup final, despite not bringing in any of his own new recruits.
Nevertheless, now the pressure is on the former England midfielder after spending close to £250million in the previous summer and autumn transfer window.
Frank Lampard has admitted he deals with “50 problems a day” as Chelsea manager
His Chelsea side are enjoying a rich vein of form right now, avoiding defeat in their last eight games and keeping five clean sheets in their last six outings.
However, Lampard admits he finds the life of a manager “consuming” and relies on his family to raise his spirits when he returns home of an evening.
The Blues boss said on Eddie Hearn’s No Passion, No Point podcast: “A manager gets 50 problems a day.
But he insists returning home to a happy family makes life as a coach much easier
“It’s much more consuming but I love it and couldn’t live without it. What you need is a really understanding family.
“With your children that’s a bit harder because they just want dad, they just want you to give them absolute attention and those are precious moments.
“I get home from work and I see their smiles. I know it’s a bit cliched but it doesn’t half help you when you’ve had loads of problems throughout the day.”
Lampard has spent close to a year-and-a-half in the Chelsea hot-seat
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