Frank Lampard will be appointed as new Chelsea coach in the next two days, a report says.
According to talkSPORT, the former Blues midfielder will return to Stamford Bridge in a managerial role, alongside Jody Morris, his current assistant at Derby County .
Lampard, 41, has been the favourite to replace Maurizio Sarri at the club, after the Italian left for Juventus last week.
He has been in charge of Derby just for a season, and they narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League, losing the slot to Aston Villa.
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The report added that with the London club under FIFA’s transfer ban, Lampard will have to make a way for young players in Chelsea’s youth system, adding that he succeeded at Derby with two youngsters on loan from the Europa League champions.
Lampard as a player at Chelsea made 648 appearances, during which he became the club’s record goalscorer with 211 goals. He won three Premier Leagues, four FA Cups, the Champions League and Europa League.
At Derby, the former England international won 24 games from 57 matches and, also took them to the quarter-final stage of the Carabao Cup, where they lost to the London side.
They knocked out Manchester United, who were then managed by Lampard’s former boss, Jose Mourinho, before their elimination by Chelsea.