Chelsea midfielder and former Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi, has said he would love to return to the London as an assistant to current Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, once he ends his football career.
The midfielder made this know in an interview with Trabzonspor magazine, Mikel admitted that he would love a reunite with his former teammate adding that they have both discussed future plans when he retires.
Mikel quoted as:
“I’m very happy for him (Lampard), 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.”
Recall that Mikel left Chelsea in 2017 when he sealed a contract with a Chinese football Club Tianjin TEDA.