Frank Lampard agrees to become Chelsea interim boss until the end of the season
Frank Lampard has agreed to take the Chelsea job on an interim basis until the end of the season, according to reports.
After being spotted in Behdad Eghbali’s private box for Chelsea’s 0-0 draw against Liverpool, talks took place with the former head coach over taking charge on a temporary basis for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign.
Lampard, who was sacked in January 2021, was open to returning on a short-term basis to help the club, and the 44-year-old was eventually offered the job.
It was reported that the Blues were close to reuniting with their former player and head coach on an interim basis after talks progressed on Wednesday.
Now David Ornstein has reported that Chelsea have reached an agreement in principle to appoint Lampard on an interim basis until the end of the season.
Ashley Cole, Joe Edwards and Chris Jones are all set to join Lampard as his assistants at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have been interested in Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique with approaches made for the pair this week following the sacking of Graham Potter on Sunday afternoon.
Despite talks, Chelsea are set to take their time with the permanent appointment which will see Lampard return to the club over two years after leaving previously.
Chelsea still have nine games left to play in the Premier League and have a Champions League quarter-final tie against Real Madrid awaiting them next Wednesday in Spain.
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