Frank Lampard has addressed the rumours linking him with the Chelsea manager’s job.
Lampard has impressed in his first season as manager with Derby County and has led them to the Championship play-off final.
Speculation has surrounded current Blues manager Maurizio Sarri with some linking him to the vacant Juventus job.
Lampard addressed those rumours in an interview with talkSPORT ahead of the play-off final.
“I’m not an idiot,” he told talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams.
“I know the rumours and they were there earlier on in the season. The first thing I will say is that Maurizio Sarri is their manager, so from my point of view I should not be saying too much anyway.
“We have a huge game on Monday and the way this club has welcomed me and the opportunity it has given me, and I’ve got two years on my contract, my focus can only be on this game.
“The Chelsea link is an obvious one because of my career there and it might mean we’ve had a pretty good season here and I’m happy with that.
“Monday is huge for this club. It’s huge for me and I want to make sure that any Derby fans that might say ‘what’s Frank thinking?’, I’m absolutely thinking about this game and after the game I will sit with Mel (Morris, Derby owner) and say whatever the result where are we going forward with the club?”