Chelsea Football Club have confirmed former midfielder Frank Lampard as the club’s new manager on a three-year contract.
The 41-year-o ld was given permission to speak to Chelsea by Derby County – who he managed for just a single season – as the Blues looked to replace Maurizio Sarri, who left after one year to join Italian champions Juventus.
Lampard, who is Chelsea’s all-time record goalscorer, said “I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach.
” Everyone knows my love for this club and the history we have shared, however, my sole focus is on the job in hand and preparing for the season ahead”
“I am here to work hard, bring further success to the club and I cannot wait to get started.”