Frank Lampard is doing a pretty decent job during his first foray into management at Championship outfit Derby County.
The Rams sit seventh in the second tier and are firmly in contention for a place in the end of season play-offs.
The 40-year-old had a stunning career as a player, particularly at Chelsea.
In 13 years at Stamford Bridge, he netted 211 goals in 429 appearances and goes down as a legend in West London.
On that basis then it seems natural that people have put two and two together to link him with the Blues job, should Maurizio Sarri pay the price for some dreadful form.
After building up such a rapport with the football club during his playing days it does seem logical that he might one day manage them too.
For now, Lampard does insist that it is not something he is thinking about and has moved to quash any potential speculation.
The Derby boss told Derbyshire Live: “My job is here. My whole thoughts are with Ipswich Town away on Wednesday and then Brighton in the FA Cup at the weekend.”
You have to admire Lampard’s professionalism but the fact he went onto discuss Chelsea’s current slump, indicates his clear passion for a club he holds close to his heart.
At the moment there isn’t a vacancy to speak of, but should Sarri get the boot and Lampard receive a call, things might be very different.
It would be quite remarkable, unthinkable almost, for Chelsea to plump for someone with so little experience. The Blues could draw inspiration from what is happening with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, however.
Quite simply if a club like Chelsea came calling at any point during Lampard’s career then he would be foolish not to even consider such an opportunity.
Speaking on Chelsea’s poor run of form, he continued: “I follow Chelsea, I have huge respect for them and I hope to see them put some form together and turn things around.”
Time will tell whether Lampard has a big decision to make or not.