Frank Lampard claimed he rejected several management offers weeks after he was dismissed as Chelsea manager in January.
The English man was brutally axed by the Blues barely 18 months after he took charge of the west London team owing to a dismal run of form in the league, as Chelsea laid ninth on the log.
As a result, Lampard was shown the exit door, after Chelsea’s FA Cup win over Luton Town.
Sportsmail recently revealed that Lampard would be considered an option by the English FA to take over the England Under-21 job with Aidy Boothroyd once again heavily savaged.
However, the 42-year-old has relished the opportunity a no-job time has given him to bond with his family.
“Football has consumed my life, firstly as a player and then as a manager,” he said.
“Nobody wants to lose their job. But when you go into this career, it can happen, no matter how good you think you are.
“It’s given me a lot more time to be at home. It’s been great to be around the family.
“I’ve had some opportunities that have come up in the last six weeks, two months, that have been flattering, but not the right thing. They were not quite right.”