Chelsea sign club legend Frank Lampard as new manager, Twitter reacts

Published: Jul 04, 2019, 15:43 IST | mid-day online desk |

Frank Lampard played at Chelsea as a player for 13 years, winning numerous trophies and accolades at the club.

Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard

Chelsea sign club legend Frank Lampard as the new club manager, taking over after Maurizio Sarri left the club.

Frank Lampard played at Chelsea as a player for 13 years, winning numerous trophies and accolades at the club. 

"I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach. 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," Lampard said in an official statement released by Chelsea FC.

Maurizio Sarri left the club to take over at Juventus FC.

Lampard represented Chelsea for 13 years in his playing career and he leads the club's goalscoring chart with 211 goals to his name. Lampard played 648 games for Chelsea.

Only Ron Harris, Peter Bonetti and John Terry have played more matches for the Blues.

Lampard was voted as the Chelsea player of the year three times in his career.

Lampard left Chelsea in 2014. He won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, the Europa League and, of course, the Champions League while representing Chelsea.

"It gives us great pleasure to welcome Frank back to Chelsea as head coach. Frank possesses fantastic knowledge and understanding of the club and last season, he demonstrated he is one of the most talented young coaches in the game," Chelsea director Marina Granovskai said.

"After 13 years with us as a player, where he became a club legend and our record goalscorer, we believe this is the perfect time for him to return and are delighted he has done so. We will do everything we can to ensure he has all the support required to be a huge success," she added.

Football fans all over the world hailed Frank Lampard's signing as head of Chelsea. Here are a few reactions:

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