Mark Conlon04 Jul 2019 AT 03:23 PM

Frank Lampard named new Chelsea boss

The midfielder has signed a three-year contract and takes over from Maurizio Sarri
Mark Conlon04 Jul 2019 AT 03:23 PM
Frank Lampard named new Chelsea boss

Frank Lampard has been appointed new Chelsea head coach.

The former Blues midfielder returns to the club where he enjoyed an illustrious 13-year playing career to succeed Maurizio Sarri, who joined Juventus last month.

The appointment signals the end of Lampard’s time at Derby County – his first managerial role – who he led to the Championship play-off final last season.

On being named new Chelsea boss, 41-year-old 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.’

During his time as a player at Stamford Bridge, Lampard helped the Blues win countless trophies, including three Premier League titles and the Champions League.

He also scored 211 goals from midfield, ensuring he became the club’s all-time highest goalscorer.

His first competitive game in charge will be away at Manchester United on Sunday August 11.

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