Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has been appointed to replace Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge as the head coach.
Confirming the appointment Lampard said it is a great honour to be appointed as the coach at a club where he spent most of his time as a player.
Lampard signed a three-year deal upon his return to Stamford Bridge after one year at Derby County as the coach.
In a club statement, he said he has the responsibility to prepare the team ahead of the new season.
“I am grateful to be back at Stamford Bridge as the head coach, my mission is to prepare for the season ahead,” Lampard said.
Upon his return, to the club, the top management has assured him the necessary support for the success of the club.
He will lead Chelsea into seven pre-season matches in Dublin, Japan, Germany and Austria ahead of the new season.
Chelsea is set to start the new season by playing against Manchester United at Old Trafford on August 11, in their opening match.
Maurizio Sarri, who departed the club after a single season is set to take over at Juventus.