Frank Lampard has now put pen to paper on a three-year-deal to become Maurizio Sarri's successor at the west London where he spent 13 years as a player.
The Blues legend spent a majority of his career in west London, winning countless trophies while becoming the club’s all-time top goalscorer. The 41-year-old joined Chelsea in 2001 from his boyhood club West Ham for a fee of £11m.
The legendary midfielder won 11 major trophies during his playing days at Stamford Bridge, including 3 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, the Europa League and of course, the Champions League.
Frank Lampard played 648 matches across his wildly successful 13 year career scoring 211 goals for Chelsea.
Frank Lampard was the manager of Championship side Derby County for just 12 months and has left the Rams to take over the Premier League club. In his first season as a manager, Lampard guided Derby County to a sixth-placed finish and led them to the Championship play-off final, where they were narrowly beaten by Aston Villa.
The former England international will be joined in south-west London by Derby assistant manager and former Chelsea midfielder, Jody Morris as well as first-team coach, Chris Jones.
Frank Lampard revealed in a statement:
"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."
Frank Lampard’s Career
As a player:
- 1995 - 2001: West Ham
- 1995 - 1996: Swansea (loan)
- 2001 - 2014: Chelsea
- 2014 - 2015: Manchester City
- 2015 - 2016: New York City
As a manager:
- 2018 - 2019: Derby County
- 2019 - : Chelsea
Frank Lampard returned home to take Chelsea into a new era.
Once A Blue, Always A Blue!