Former Chelsea and England midfielder, Frank Lampard , has returned to the club as their new head coach.
Chelsea named Lampard as their new head coach to replace former manager Maurizio Sarri, who left for Juventus last month.
Lampard, who was formerly with Derby County last season takes the job after an impressive season saw him take Derby to a championship playoff final.
Speaking after his appointment, Lampard 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, 41, enjoyed an illustrious career at Chelsea. His 648 games played can only be bettered by Ron Harris, Peter Bonetti and John Terry.
However, he remains Chelsea’s all time top scorer with 211 goals. A feat that is simply outstanding for a midfielder.
For England, he gained 106 caps and scored 29 goals, appearing in 3 World Cups and two EURO championships.
He left Chelsea in 2014 and 5 years later ,returns to take his place in a managerial role.