Chelsea have confirmed the appointment of Frank Lampard as their new head coach on a three-year deal.
The 41-year-old returns to Stamford Bridge following a season in charge of Sky Bet Championship outfit Derby County.
The former England midfielder has signed a three-year deal to replace Maurizio Sarri after the Italian boss left to join Serie A champions Juventus in June.
Lampard is Chelsea’s all-time record goalscorer and won 11 major trophies during a glorious 13-year stint in west London.
“Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce Frank Lampard as our new head coach,” a statement on the club’s official website read.
“One of the greatest players in our history during his long and illustrious career, Lampard returns to Stamford Bridge having signed a three-year contract.”
Lampard joined Chelsea from West Ham United in 2001 and has since gone on to make 648 appearances for the Blues.