Chelsea Appoint Former Midfielder, Frank Lampard As Manager

English Premier League giants, Chelsea have confirmed that appointment of former Derby County coach Frank Lampard as their new manager.

Lampard, 41 has left Championship side Derby County to take over at a club where he spent 13 years as a player.

He takes over from Italian coach Maurizio Sarri who left the club to manage Italian side Juventus.

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Lampard made 648 Chelsea appearances, winning 11 major trophies with them and he remains the club’s all-time top goalscorer.

Speaking at his unveiling at the West London club, 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 said that Lampard is one of the most talented young coaches in the game. She said:

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Frank back to Chelsea as head coach. Frank possesses fantastic knowledge and understanding of the club.

Lampard led Derby to the Championship play-off final, where they lost to Aston Villa, in his first season as a manager.

Derby assistant manager Jody Morris and first-team coach Chris Jones have also joined Lampard at Stamford Bridge.

More: BBC Football

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