Frank Lampard has agreed to become Chelsea’s new manager after holding talks with Roman Abramovich, according to reports. Chelsea are searching for another new boss after allowing Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus for a compensation fee.
Lampard has two years remaining on his current contract with Derby County and Chelsea have not yet agreed a compensation package with the Championship club.
The report also claims that Didier Drogba has been offered the chance to return as a first-team coach, while Lampard will bring Jody Morris, his assistant at Derby, with him to Stamford Bridge. Morris already has a strong relationship with Chelsea’s youth players having spent four years at the club’s academy before leaving to join Derby last year. Lampard is also keen to bring Shay Given with him to Chelsea as a goalkeeper coach.