Lampard announced his retirement from football yesterday.
The 38-year-old, who left New York City at the end of last year, had a trophy-laden 13-year spell at Chelsea during his career.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is unsure if Frank Lampard will return to the club as a coach
“I don’t know his thoughts, when you decide to finish it’s important to take a bit of time to decide and make the best decision,” Conte said.
“In football he can decide which is the best way for him.
“It’s a pity when a great player decides to stop. You lose a fantastic player.
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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard announced his retirement yesterday
“The whole world of football is disappointed when this happens, a great player finishes his career.
“For this club he’s a legend, played 13 years, won a lot here. We must respect his decision. Every player understands the right moment to finish.
“I have great, great respect. I didn’t know him but I’ve heard a lot of positive things.”