Lampard returns to Stamford Bridge as head coach

Frank Lampard returned to Chelsea to replace departed Sarri as the new head coach on Thursday.

The former manager Sarri had earlier left the English to become the new Juventus Manager.

Despite finishing third in the league and winning the Europa League, he couldn’t win over fans who criticised his playing style and for playing Kante in an unusual position

The former Blues star signed a three-year contract worth about £4 million a season at the London club.

The announcement confirmed the emotional return for one of the greatest players to have ever played for the club.

He joined the London club from West Ham in 2001, where he spent 13 years, playing 648 games and becoming the club’s all-time leading scorer with 211 goals.

Lampard’s one season in charge of Derby County was enough to convince the Chelsea faithful that he was the right person to succeed Maurizio Sarri after the Italian left for Juventus.

“I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach,” Lampard said in a club statement.

“You can expect a young manager that will give everything, every hour in the day, to bring a team that fans can be proud of.”

“I am here to work hard, bring further success to the club, and I cannot wait to get started.”

Chelsea said in a statement that Lampard had an excellent relationship with the club’s supporters when he was a player and he will without a doubt improve the relationship as a manager after the breakdown with the departed manager Sarri.

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Frank back to Chelsea as head coach,” said Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia.

The new head coach had his first press conference in the afternoon on Thursday. He thanked his former club for the trust they had in him. Also, he highlighted some of the plans he has for the young players at Chelsea.

He announced that Jody Morris would join him at Chelsea as assistant head coach. Chris Jones will also make a return Stamford bridge. Joe Edwards will join him from the development squad, and Eddie Newton will be part of the coaching staff.

Frank declared that his coaching team knows a lot about the Academy, and they will be monitoring the players there.

Derby County gave Chelsea consent to talk to Lampard on June 25, with the negotiation taking seven days to finish up.

The new manager will now draw up plans for the friendly matches in Dublin and Japan.

He will play Manchester United in the first match of the season before facing Liverpool in the UEFA League Cup final few days later.

Lampard showed up for Chelsea, winning the Champions League, Europa League, three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups.

Chelsea announced that he left an exceptional heritage in the game as a player. We trust he will do the same as a manager.

Author: Cossy

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