Lampard returns to Chelsea as caretaker manager

London, Apr 6 (EFE).- Chelsea FC on Thursday announced that club legend Frank Lampard would return to the club as caretaker manager until the end of the season.

Lampard, who previously managed Chelsea between 2019-21, takes the helm following the sacking of Graham Potter.

The London team, which has recently embarked on a spending spree under the new owner Todd Boehly, will later decide on a permanent head coach.

The frontrunners for the job appear to be Julian Nagelsmann, who just lost his job at Bayern Munich, and Luis Enrique, former manager of Barcelona and Spain.

Lampard played for Chelsea between 2001-14.

In 2019, he took over as a manager from Maurizio Sarri and was later replaced with Thomas Tuchel, who went on to win the Champions League.

Co-owners 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.”

Lampard was sacked as Everton manager earlier this year after a year in charge, marked by poor performances that left the Merseyside team clinging onto the Premier League. EFE


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