Chelsea are close to a deal to appoint Frank Lampard as their new head coach on an interim basis until the end of the season.
The west London club are working on an agreement which would see Lampard — who was at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night to watch Chelsea draw 0-0 with Liverpool — return two years after leaving.
Lampard has been out of work since being sacked by Everton in January. He previously managed Chelsea from July 2019 to January 2021, before being sacked and replaced by Thomas Tuchel.
🚨 Chelsea are close to appointing Frank Lampard as head coach on an interim basis until the end of this season. Proposed deal would see 44yo installed immediately, while exhaustive search for new permanent boss continues in weeks ahead @TheAthleticFC #CFC https://t.co/WXZ3aiZVdu
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) April 5, 2023
Chelsea are in concrete talks with Frank Lampard to become caretaker manager until the end of the season 🚨🔵 #CFC
Discussions with Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique continue for future project.
Lampard, 100% prepared to accept the job.
Final green light, up to the board. pic.twitter.com/HPZzPccqPn
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 5, 2023