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Frank Lampard Becomes Chelsea Coach

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Frank Lampard, the former Chelsea player, has been appointed as the new Chelsea manager on Thursday.

Lampard spent 13 years with 211 goals to his account, making him the highest goal scorer for Chelsea.
He just signed a three-year contract with Chelsea.


Lampard had a good season with Derby County having led them to the Championship play-off final in May but was defeated by Aston Villa.

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

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“I am here to work hard, bring further success to the club, and I cannot wait to get started.”
Chelsea said Lampard has a “fantastic relationship” with the club’s supporters and he will undoubtedly lift the mood after a fractious season under Sarri.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “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, and 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 goalscorer, 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.”
Lampard scored 648 times for Chelsea winning three premier league titles, four FA Cups, two league cups, Europa League and Champions League.

He won the clubs fan Player of the Year award three times.
He is expected to come with Jody Morris who also played for Chelsea and worked with him as an assistant at Derby.
“(He) left a remarkable legacy in the game as a player. We hope he will do likewise as a manager.”, Chelsea added.

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