Chelsea announces Frank Lampard as new manager

Friday, 05 Jul, 2019

The Blues have agreed to give Loftus-Cheek a new long term contract, which would be timely for Chelsea's new manager, Frank Lampard.

"Didier, Petr and Makelele".

"I worked really hard to put that right as a player and now I am in a position where I have to work really hard to be successful as a manager here".

Fellow legendary figure Petr Cech is already back at the club as a Technical and Performance Advisor, while Joe Cole is working in coaching at the academy level.

The duo of Didier Drogba and Claude Makelele come back to Stamford Bridge as well, which is a welcome sight for fans of the English giants, considering the love and passion both the legends have for Chelsea.

Lampard was unveiled as the new Chelsea manager on Thursday morning after signing a three-year contract at his former club. Surreal to a degree because of my playing career here.

Lampard's Chelsea appointment looks to be imminent.

Mount thrived under Lampard in the Championship and is very highly rated by Chelsea supporters.

Lampard's cousin, Jamie Redknapp, another former England midfielder, said patience would be the key factor.

"I don't know [if this club is impatient with managers]".

While Lampard's homecoming will excite fans - and rightly so - there is no denying that he faces a tough task at Stamford Bridge.

Lampard is also under pressure to blood the youngsters - and deliver Champions League football next season.

His planning for next season at Chelsea will be complicated by two-window transfer ban now imposed upon Chelsea for breaking transfer guidelines in recent years. But to say this year he's got to get in the top four and things like that, I think that's unfair.

The report details that the England worldwide may not play again during the 2019 calendar year after rupturing his Achilles tendon. The new role starts here and I can't wait to get started.

Derby County's Executive Chairman, Mel Morris CBE, said: "Frank, along with Jody and Chris, leave with our best wishes and I sincerely hope they have success at Chelsea".