It is now official! Chelsea FC of London have now confirmed its legend, Frank Lampard, as its new manager on a three-year contract.
The deal was struck early today as Chelsea and Lampard’s former club Derby County agreed to the terms of the contract.
Derby County have now released Lampard to take the new job in a deal with County worth £4 million to cover the final two years of Lampard’s contract at Pride Park.
The deal came after a week’s worth of talks with the 41-year-old.
Lampard spent 13 years as a player in west London, scoring 211 goals in 649 games to become Chelsea’s all-time top goalscorer.
He said he is delighted to be back home.