Frank Lampard confirmed as Chelsea boss

Frank Lampard confirmed as Chelsea boss

By Herald Scotland Online

Chelsea have appointed Frank Lampard as their new head coach.

The former England midfielder returns to Stamford Bridge following a season in charge of Sky Bet Championship side Derby. Lampard has signed a three-year deal to replace Maurizio Sarri after the Italian left to join Juventus in June. A statement read: “Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce Frank Lampard as our new head coach,” a statement on the club’s official website read.

“One of the greatest players in our history during his long and illustrious career, Lampard returns to Stamford Bridge having signed a three-year contract.” The 41-year-old is Chelsea’s all-time record goalscorer and won 11 major honours during a successful 13-year stint in west London. Lampard acknowledged his successful past with the club but insisted he is only thinking about moving forwards following his appointment.

“I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach,” he said. “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.”

Source: The Scottish Herald