Frank Lampard set to be unveiled as new Chelsea manager - reports

The Chelsea stalwart returns to the club after having coached Derby County.

Frank Lampard served as head coach of Derby County for the 2018-19 season.   -  AP

Frank Lampard is set to be appointed Chelsea’s head coach, replacing Maurizio Sarri. A three-year deal has been agreed upon by Lampard and Chelsea, according to multiple media reports.

Lampard, who played for Chelsea for 13 years, returns to the club after having served as the head coach of Derby County, a club that currently plays in the Championship, the second-division league in English football. Lampard served the club for a season, having been appointed in May, 2018.

According to reports, Chelsea is reported to have paid more than GBP 4 million to secure the services of Lampard. He is expected to face the media as the new head coach on Thursday.

Chelsea finished third in the points table in the 2018-19 season.