Lampard to get England ambassador role

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard is in line to be appointed an FA ambassador with a brief to mentor young England internationals, the Daily Mail has reported.

Lampard ended his international career after the summer’s World Cup, having made 106 appearances for the Three Lions. The last of which came in Brazil and it’s claimed Lampard caught the eye of FA officials with his handling of the younger players in Roy Hodgson’s squad, leading the governing body to prepare a new role for the ex-Chelsea player.

The 36-year-old left Stamford Bridge after 13 years at the end of the season, signing for MLS side New York City FC before he was loaned to sister club and Premier League champions City until the New Year. Lampard played and scored against Chelsea in a September 1-1 draw.

Lampard’s former international colleague Steven Gerrard, who stepped down as captain and also left the England set-up after the World Cup, is another veteran earmarked for a role by the FA. It’s said that the FA want to keep former players involved in the England team to make use of their experience.

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