By Daniel Atayi
Former Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard has been reportedly appointed as Chelsea’s new head coach on a three-year contract.
The Blues entered a deal with Derby County which will see the London club pay £4 million to cover the final two years of Lampard’s contract at Pride Park after a week’s worth of talks with the 41-year-old.
The former Cheslea midfielder spent 13 years as a player in west London, scoring 211 goals in 649 games to become Chelsea’s all-time top goalscorer.
Lampard who refered to his appointment as Chelsea new manager as home coming expressed delight over the opportunity given to him by the club.
According to him: “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 added on the club’s official website: “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.
“After 13 years with us as a player, where he became a club legend and our record goal scorer, 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.”