Chelsea FC has appointed Frank Lampard as the new Caretaker Manager until the end of the season, the club announced in a statement on Thursday, April, 6, 2023.
The former player and coach’s return to Stamford Bridge follows an illustrious playing career with the Blues, which included three Premier League titles and a UEFA Champions League triumph in Munich.
During his time at the club as a head coach, Frank Lampard played 84 games and led the team to an FA Cup final before being fired after 18 months and replaced by Thomas Tuchel in 2021.
However, in announcing Frank’s return to the club as caretaker manager, Co-controlling owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali of Chelsea FC said in a statement;
“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.
“We have an important game against Wolves on Saturday and then we will turn our attention to our Champions League quarter-final in Madrid next week. We are all going to give Frank our full backing as we aim to get the best possible outcome from all our remaining games” – as quoted by Chelseafc.com
According to reports, Lampard is serving as the club’s interim manager until June while the club continue to negotiate with Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique for a long-term contract.
The Blues are currently 11th in the Premier League table with 39 points after playing 29 games, winning 10, losing 10, and drawing 9.
Following his appointment, Frank Lampard’s Chelsea team will face Wolves (A), Real Madrid (A), Brighton (H), Real Madrid (H), Brentford (H), and Arsenal (A).