Chelsea Appoints Frank Lampard As Head Coach
Former Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard has been appointed as the new head coach at Chelsea on a three-year contract, confirming all speculations about the return of the legend for the job.
In a statement via Chelsea Twitter account, the club wrote: Frank Lampard is the new Chelsea head coach!
The club on their website celebrated the arrival of Lampard:
“One of the greatest players in our history during his long and illustrious career, Lampard returns to Stamford Bridge having signed a three-year contract.
“The 41-year-old 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.’
“Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘It gives us great pleasure to welcome Frank back to Chelsea as head coach. Frank possesses fantastic knowledge and understanding of the club and last season, he demonstrated he is one of the most talented young coaches in the game.
‘After 13 years with us as a player, where he became a club legend and our record goalscorer, we believe this is the perfect time for him to return and are delighted he has done so. We will do everything we can to ensure he has all the support required to be a huge success.’
Lampard’s last job was as coach to Derby County. He narrowly failed to qualify them for the premiership.
Lampard succeeded Maurizio Sarri, who has moved on to take the job as coach of Juventus.
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