Frank Lampard has been appointed manager of his former club, Chelsea FC, confirming a dramatic return of one the London Blues’ ever greatest players.
Lampard has inked a deal that will see him stay at the Stamford Bridge till 2022, where he spent 13 years, scoring 211 goals during that time as the club’s highest ever goal scorer.
The 41 year old Blue 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 said the club was delighted to have Lampard back into their fold, this time as head coach. She added that the former Derby manager possessed fantastic knowledge and understanding about the club with a showing last season that he was one of the most talented coaches in the sport.
“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.”, Granovskaia said.
She stressed that it was the perfect time for the player to return to the Bridge and the club are delighted to have him back. She further said the club would do everything in their capacity to ensure that the English gaffer got all that is needed for a successful stint at the club.
“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.”
Frank Lampard put on a great showing last term where he led Derby County to a Championship playoff which they eventually lost to Aston Villa managed by another Chelsea great, John Terry.