Five years after leaving the club, Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard have signed a three-year deal to become the club’s new head coach.

He takes over from Maurizio Sarri who left for Juventus after winning the UEFA Europa League and securing a third-place Premier League finish in his only season at Stamford Bridge. His first match at the reins is at Manchester United on Sunday 11 August. 

The 41 year-old told the club’s website, “I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach, Everyone knows my love for this club and the history we have shared, however, my sole focus is on the job in hand and preparing for the season ahead. I am here to work hard, bring further success to the club and I cannot wait to get started.”

The club’s all-time leading goalscorer, Lampard spent 13 seasons at Stamford Bridge, winning three Premier League titles, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League, four FA Cups and two EFL Cups. He made 609 Premier League appearances, and scored 177 Premier League goals, the most by a midfielder.