Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard signed a three-year deal at Stamford Bridge when he was appointed in July 2019.
Chelsea’s record goal-scorer, Lampard returned to west London as manager last summer and steered the Blues to Champions League qualification and the FA Cup final in his maiden campaign.
The 42-year-old has overseen a £220m squad rebuild that now has Chelsea boasting a 15-match unbeaten run in all competitions.
Lampard has admitted he would relish the chance to add to the 18 months left on his current Chelsea contract.
Lampard has overseen a 15-match unbeaten run across all competitions
“In terms of my contract, it seems to have flown by, the time I’ve been here,” said Lampard.
“It’s right I’ve got 18 months left and I felt it when I came to the club, I knew there were a lot of circumstances at the beginning that were going to make last year transitional and maybe slightly difficult.
“I felt like I took the job in a different position to most recent Chelsea managers. I think people sympathise with that as well and I think it was a success.
“Now I feel like I would love to be part of the long-term plan here.
“The signings we made in the summer, other than probably Thiago Silva particularly, were signings for now and the future. Players that are going to progress and who will mature, and, of course, I would love to be part of that.
“Of course, that’s the club’s decision and the owner’s decision first and foremost, so I have to get on with the short-term which starts with Leeds.
“But I don’t think anybody would expect me to say anything else.
“I’m a lucky man to be managing the club that I love and is my life. So of course, I want to make a success of it and be here as long as I can.”
Lampard’s arrival at Chelsea last summer coincided with the club appointing his former team-mate Petr Cech to the Stamford Bridge board.
Cech’s role as technical director has generated far greater symmetry between coaching staff and board.
Lampard sees that relationship as a genuine strength for the Blues, but insisted only owner Roman Abramovich has the right to create a scenario where one manager could create a dynasty.
Asked if he is the right man to stay at Chelsea’s helm for the better part of a generation, Lampard replied: “That will only ever be decided by the owner and the only thing I can do is look at what’s in front of me and at the minute – well since I came in here actually – the relationship I have with Petr has been a huge strength for me because I get on so well with him and I think, hopefully we work well together.
“The communication I have with (director) Marina Granovskaia is very regular.
“I try and do all the things I can for the club, for the best of the club on and off the pitch and I can’t get much further than that.