Frank Lampard eaves Derby County after a year’s spell to manage his old club Chelsea.
Chelsea have appointed their former midfielder Frank Lampard on a 3 year deal as a manager. He succeeds Maurizio Sarri who left the blues after a one year stint at Stamford Bridge winning the Europa League and finishing third in the Premier League. Sarri left to manage Juventus, heading back to his native country and the Serie A where he’s previously had a few years with S.S.C Napoli.
The blues Legend takes over at a very hard time with Chelsea under a 2 year transfer ban after undergoing investigation for their transfers of under 18 foreign players, for which they have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sports with a case going on.
Lampard has to carry the blues to winning ways with the current squad and bringing back important players from loan. Chelsea have however announced the permanent signing of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid C.F on a £40 million deal, having been allowed to make a loan deal permanent.
Chelsea will pay Derby County £4 million in compensation for a breach of contract by Lampard who still had time left on his contract.
Lampard on his unvieling told “I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach,”
“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.”
Chelsea have made a huge gamble by giving Lampard the charge of the club as he’s previously had only one year of experience at coaching and that too in the Championship, and it makes it even harder for the manager as well as the club with the current imposed transfer ban and with the club’s talisman Eden Hazard leaving for Real Madrid C.F.
Derby County owner has announced Phillip Cocu is set to succeed Frank Lampard at the managerial position.Ex-Dutch international midfielder and former PSV Eindhoven boss Cocu, 48, who won the title three times in the Eridivisie is set to sign a contract and takeover.