Chelsea FC has appointed Frank Lampard as their Caretaker Manager till the end of the current Premier League campaign.
This appointment was confirmed on Thursday in an official statement released by the club.
According to the statement, Lampard is to replace Graham Potter as the Caretaker manager while the club continued in search of a new head coach.
Recall that Potter, the former Chelsea coach, was dismissed after less than seven months in charge following the 2-0 Premier League defeat against Aston Villa that saw Chelsea drop into the bottom half of the table.
The statement further expressed Chelsea’s conviction in the abilities of Lampard to lead the team forward for the remainder of the season.
“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,” the statement partly reads.
Lampard served as Chelsea’s manager in 2019 and led them to fourth in the Premier League and the FA Cup final before he was sacked and replaced by Thomas Tuchel the following season.
He is also recognised as Chelsea’s all-time leading goal scorer with a total of 211 goals.