Frank Lampard returns to Stamford Bridge as manager of Chelsea

English Premier League side, Chelsea have announced former midfielder Frank Lampard as their new manager on a three-year deal.

The 41-year old, who played for the Blues between 2001 and 2014, succeeds Maurizio Sarri, who left Stamford Bridge last month to take charge at Juventus.

Lampard joins his former club from English Championship side Derby County.

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

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“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.

“I am here to work hard, bring further success to the club and I cannot wait to get started.”

Lampard made 648 appearances during his 13-year career at Chelsea, winning 11 major trophies with them, including a Champions League title.

He also won a Europa League at the club, while also helping them to win three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups.

The former England international said he is delighted to be back in a selfie video:

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