Chelsea fans have given Frank Lampard a hero’s welcome following the confirmation of his appointment as the club’s caretaker manager.
The Blues dismissed Graham Potter as manager on April 2, the day after they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa and slipped to 11th place in the league standings.
A number of top-tier managers have since been linked to become Chelsea’s next head coach, but the club have turned to a familiar face to steady the ship for now.
As confirmed by the club’s official announcement on Twitter, club legend Lampard will remain in charge until the end of the 2022-23 season.
According to multiple sources, the club will continue their search for a long-term manager while Lampard takes care of day-to-day chores.
Lampard, of course, has already had a spell as Chelsea’s manager. He replaced Maurizio Sarriin Maurizio Sarriins in charge of the club until January 2021. He managed them 84 times, averaging 1.75 points per game.
In his playing career, the former England midfielder featured in 648 games for Chelsea, scoring 211 times and providing 145 assists. He won 13 trophies in as many years in west London, including three Premier League titles and one Champions League trophy
Simon Jordan claims Chelsea’s decision to rehire Frank Lampard is “lazy and uninspired”
He claimed that Lampard failed to impress in his first spell at Stamford Bridge and accused him of doing a disastrous job at Everton as well.