Lampard Named Chelsea Manager For Rest Of Season


Frank Lampard has returned as Caretaker Manager at Chelsea until the end of the season.

The Blues confirmed Lampard’s return to the club in a statement released on Thursday.

Lampard replaced fellow Englishman Graham Potter who was fired after Chelsea lost 2-0 to Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.

His last job as a manager was at Everton where he was eventually replaced by Sean Dyche.

“Chelsea FC has announced that Frank Lampard has been named Caretaker Manager until the end of the season,” the club stated.

“The move marks a return to Stamford Bridge for Frank who enjoyed an illustrious playing career with the Blues, winning the Premier League on three occasions and the UEFA Champions League in Munich.

“He managed the club for 84 games, including guiding us to an FA Cup final.”

Co-controlling owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali said: “We are delighted to welcome Frank back to Stamford Bridge. Frank is a Premier League Hall of Famer and a legend at this club.

“As we continue our thorough and exhaustive process for a permanent head coach, we want to provide the club and our fans with a clear and stable plan for the remainder of the season. We want to give ourselves every chance of success and Frank has all of the characteristics and qualities we need to drive us to the finish line.

“We have an important game against Wolves on Saturday and then we will turn our attention to our Champions League quarter-final in Madrid next week. We are all going to give Frank our full backing as we aim to get the best possible outcome from all our remaining games.”

Frank Lampard says he will “focus on the job in hand” after being named Chelsea’s caretaker manager, rather than trying to land the role full-time.

The club say Lampard will take charge while they carry out an “exhaustive process” to find a permanent boss.

“I want to do the best possible role I can and after that we will see what happens,” the 44-year-old said.

“I am not getting anywhere ahead of myself.”

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