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Drogba set to join Lampard’s backroom staff at Chelsea

Didier Drogba is set to join Frank Lampard’s backroom staff, should the Derby manager as expected replace Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea boss.

Lampard looks set to take over at Stamford Bridge with Sarri nearing an exit, the Italian returning to Italy to join Juventus after just one season in the Premier League.

Former Blues midfielder Lampard is the odds-on favourite to replace the 60-year-old, having impressed in his first season as a manager by guiding Derby to the Championship play-off final.

Chelsea are ready to appoint the 40-year-old despite his relative lack of managerial experience, with the Sun now reporting that Lampard will offer a coaching role former teammate and club great Drogba.

Drogba recently backed Lampard to succeed Sarri, and the Ivorian now looks set to be offered the opportunity to return to his former club as part of Lampard’s backroom staff.

Ex-Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris, currently assistant to Lampard at Derby, is also likely to return whilst the former England international also wants to take Derby goalkeeping coach Shay Given with him to Stamford Bridge.

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