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Report: Lampard to take over as Chelsea manager on Thursday after Abramovich meeting

Frank Lampard is set to take over as Chelsea manager in the next 48 hours, according to reports emerging this evening.

Sky Sports are reporting that a deal for the 40-year-old to take over the Stamford Bridge hot seat has been agreed after the former Blues midfielder had a meeting with owner Roman Abramovich, in which Lampard inquired about the clubs expectations of him and their post-transfer embargo plans.

Lampard will take over from Maurizio Sarri who recently departed to become Juventus manager, and his appointment is sure to be a popular one with the Stamford Bridge faithful.

The former England international enjoyed a glittering 13-year spell at Chelsea, becoming the clubs all-time leading goalscorer and winning 11 major honours.

Lampard took his first steps into management with Derby last season and impressed guiding the Rams to the Championship play-off final, as well as securing a famous victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup.

Despite his inexperience, many feel Lampard is the perfect man to guide Chelsea through their two window transfer ban and bring through some of the clubs talented young players.

Chelsea’s first game of the Premier League season sees them travel to Old Trafford to meet Man United on 11 August.

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