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HERO’S WELCOME AS LAMPARD RETURNS TO CHELSEA AS MANAGER

FRANK LAMPARD has finally completed his fairy tale return to Stamford Bridge after being named the new Chelsea head coach yesterday morning.

Lampard, 41, has signed a three-year deal, worth around £5.5million annually, to succeed Maurizio Sarri in charge of the Blues.

Chelsea agreed personal terms with the club legend after Derby County gave them permission to speak with their manager after weeks of speculation.

Lampard, who is the club’s record goalscorer, will take Jody Morris with him from the Rams as his assistant manager, as well as Chris Jones as first-team coach.

He was pictured at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday afternoon, where it is believed he signed his contract.

Owner Roman Abramovich held talks with the former midfielder while he was on holiday in St Tropez last month before giving the green light to the appointment.

Lampard told the Chelsea website: “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.”

Source thesun.co.uk

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