Blues legend Frank Lampard has agreed to return to Chelsea as the new manager after a conversation with Roman Abramovich over the phone, and reportedly wants his former teammate and another club legend Didier Drogba as backroom assistant.
Maurizio Sarri is on his way to Turin, deciding to leave the club after the angry chants from fans back in March at Cardiff, and the Blues are ready to appoint Lampard as his replacement.
Duncan Castles, a journalist of The Sunday Times, revealed that Abramovich has taken a direct route of recruiting Sarri’s successor and last week had a phone call with Lampard, asking the 40-year-old to come back to Stamford Bridge.
Following the club’s double transfer window ban, Abramovich has agreed to give Lampard at least two seasons until 2021, which will help the club’s all-time top scorer to shape up the squad as he sees fit.
Along with his former teammate Drogba, Lampard will reportedly bring in his Derby County right-hand man Jody Morris as assistant coach, and another Blues legend Petr Cech joining in as the club’s new technical director. Lampard is also eager to bring in Shay Given as a goalkeeping coach. However, ex-teammate John Terry, who is a coach at Aston Villa, has not found any spot to fill in at Stamford Bridge.