JUST IN: Lampard signs three-year deal with Chelsea

Frank Lampard has officially signed a three-year deal with Chelsea as the head coach of the West London side.

Lampard spent thirteen prolific years of his career as a player at Chelsea and is a fan favourite after the departure of Maurizio Sarri as the coach of the club.

He had a productive coaching session last season at Derby County and would be building on that experience at Chelsea.

After signing the contract, the 41-year-old said that “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.”

Reacting, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘It gives us great pleasure to welcome Frank back to Chelsea as head coach. Frank possesses fantastic knowledge and understanding of the club and last season, he demonstrated he is one of the most talented young coaches in the game.

‘After 13 years with us as a player, where he became a club legend and our record goalscorer, we believe this is the perfect time for him to return and are delighted he has done so. We will do everything we can to ensure he has all the support required to be a huge success.’

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