Frank Lampard reveals why he chose a career in management over 'comfortable' TV work
• The former Chelsea midfielder left his work as a TV pundit to become a manager
• The 40-year-old has taken charge of Championship side Derby County
Speaking to the Telegraph, Lampard reflected on his move into management: "When you've been competitive for a long time as a player you miss the bug. It was something I had to do and I couldn't settle for that easy life when there was an opportunity to come and do this.
"Myself and Steven [Gerrard] were texting back and forth on Tuesday discussing the mad life of management and how we both see it. We are both the same, we are enjoying every minute of it. It's strange and you can't switch off because you want to do so well, that's certainly how I feel.
"Some days you can't switch off which means giving it every moment of the day. It draws you back in and for all the 24-hours a day talk and lack of sleep, you can't help but love it.
"Television work is comfortable, there is pressure because you want to do the job as best as you can: but when you've been competitive for a long time as a player you miss it."