Frank Lampard: Chelsea name legend as Sarri’s replacement on 3-year deal

Frank Lampard: Chelsea name legend as Sarri’s replacement on 3-year deal

- Frank Lampard has been named Chelsea manager on a three-year deal

- The 41-year-old is making a sensational return to Stamford Bridge as Maurizio Sarri replacement

- Lampard almost guided Derby into the Premier League last campaign

Chelsea have named former midfielder Frank Lampard as manager and will replace ex-boss Maurizio Sarri on a three-year deal.

According to the BBC report, the 41-year-old Lampard, will be joining from Championship side Derby County to assume managerial role at Stamford Bridge where he spent 13 years of his football career.

Lampard succeeds Maurizio Sarri, who left Stamford Bridge in June, to take charge of managerial duties at Italian champions Juventus.

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Lampard led Derby to the Championship play-off final, where they lost to Aston Villa, in his first season as a manager.

At the last count, the former England international featured 648 times for Chelsea, winning 11 major trophies with the Blues

Lampard arrives West London with Chelsea facing a two-window transfer ban by world governing body FIFA- a decision the Blues are appealing against at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

"I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach," Lampard was quoted as saying to BBC.

"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."

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Lampard is now the 10th full-time manager named by Roman Abramovich since buying Chelsea in 2003.

Earlier, reported that former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley has questioned the club's decision to replace Maurizio Sarri with legendary star, Frank Lampard.

Lampard was in line to succeed Sarri at Stamford Bridge following the Italian's departure to Juventus in a similar role.

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