Chelsea are set to appoint Frank Lampard as their new manager, with the 40-year-old expected start his work at Stamford Bridge next week.
Lampard has been the clear favourite to take over from Maurizio Sarri, who recently departed for Juventus, and according to the Sun the former Blues midfielder has agreed a three-year deal worth £16.5 million.
Despite having only one year of managerial experience under his belt at Derby County, Lampard did impress, guiding the Rams to the playoff final and securing a famous win over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup.
As well as being a club legend and Chelsea‘s all-time leading goalscorer, Lampard demonstrated an ability to work with young players at Pride Park – something that the Blues hierarchy value highly due to the fact the club are currently facing a two-window transfer ban.
Derby had been keen to keep Lampard, but the Championship outfit have realised that the lure of a return to his former club proved too much, and a compensation deal is now set to be agreed between the two clubs.
Lampard’s appointment is likely to be a massively popular one amongst the clubs fanbase, with the former England international having won 11 major honours during a 13-year spell at Stamford Bridge.
Goalkeeping coach Shay Given and assistant coach Jody Morris are also expected to leave Derby to become part of Lampard’s backroom staff at Chelsea.
— Football Faithful (@FootyFaithful_) June 25, 2019