Football News: Chelsea Appoint Club Legend Frank Lampard As Caretaker Manager. Just over two years after sacking him, Chelsea has appointed Frank Lampard as their manager until the end of the season. The 44-year-old, who holds the club’s record for most goals scored, replaces Graham Potter who was fired on April 2. From July 2019 to January 2021, Lampard managed the Blues.
Despite spending over £550m on new players this season, Chelsea is currently in eleventh place in the Premier League 2022-23 and behind fourth-placed Manchester United by fourteen points. However, they have made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League and will face Real Madrid in Wednesday’s first leg.
Frank Lampard Returns to Chelsea as Manager for Season End
Club legend Frank Lampard has been appointed as Chelsea FC’s interim coach until the end of the season. Following the sacking of Graham Potter, Lampard was at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night to watch Chelsea FC’s goalless draw with Liverpool FC, and he will be responsible for Saturday’s game against Wolves.
Discussions of extending Lampard’s tenure beyond the summer solstice remain non-existent, as the process of identifying and appointing a full-time head coach persistently perseveres.
Reaction Of Chelsea Co-Owners
On the club’s official website, it was reported that Chelsea’s co-owners, Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, expressed their delight in welcoming Frank back to Stamford Bridge. They acknowledged his legendary status at the club and his induction into the Premier League Hall of Fame. The co-owners stressed the importance of providing a clear and stable plan for the club and fans while the process of appointing a permanent head coach is ongoing.
They also conveyed their confidence in Frank’s qualities and characteristics to lead the club to success, promising him their full backing. The co-owners deemed the upcoming games against Wolves on Saturday and the Champions League quarter-final against Madrid next week as crucial, expressing their desire to attain the best possible outcome in all the remaining games.