John Obi Mikel has played down reports that he is set to return to Chelsea in a coaching position after reports surfaced that he could join Frank Lampard’s backroom team.
The ex-Nigeria international is still playing for Trabzonspor in the Turkish Super League, having spent a brief stint with Middlesborough in the Championship.
Mikel has become a core part of Huseyin Cimcir’s side this season, and at 32, he doesn’t appear to be in the position to hang up his boots yet.
“To be honest, I have no idea where this story came from,” Mikel told Sabah of the rumours.
I was surprised when I saw the news because neither me nor my club had a meeting with Chelsea about becoming a coach.
“Chelsea is, of course, my home, but the reports aren’t true.”