Frank Lampard Agrees To Take Chelsea Job After Phone Call From Roman Abramovich
Frank Lampard has agreed to take the Chelsea job and he reportedly wants Didier Drogba as part of his backroom staff.
Maurizio Sarri is on the verge of becoming Juventus coach and the Premier League club are expected to appoint Lampard as his replacement.
According to Duncan Castles, the Chelsea legend has spoken to Roman Abramovic on the phone and the Russian billionaire has assured him that he'll have at least two seasons at Stamford Bridge to prove his worth.
Frank Lampard agrees to begin his Premier League managerial career at Chelsea after receiving assurances from Roman Abramovich. #CFC pic.twitter.com/jcm3oLBJ2e
- Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) June 15, 2019
Chelsea's all-time top scorer will bring in his right-hand man Jody Morris as assistant coach. He's also offered coaching roles to Drogba and Shay Given.
But there's no spot for ex-teammate John Terry who's a coach at Aston Villa.
Lampard has been subject to intense speculation since Derby County's Championship Play-Off final defeat to Aston Villa in May.
Following his side's defeat to Villa, he said: "I have had no conversations with anybody else. I am manager of this club and I am very proud to be manager of this club.
"I have a two-year contract. I have loved working here and I want to continue that, and I want to continue working and progressing with the club," he added.
Derby owner Mel Morris has previously spoken about the rumours linking Lampard to the Chelsea job.
"I don't think it was ever going to be any other way," he said.
"One day he is going to be at Chelsea, I am sure that will happen. I think it is just one of those things, the legend he was as a player.
"The more successful Frank is here, the more that link will continue. So, I don't want that link, therefore, to disappear too quickly because it would indicate it is not going so well here.
"I would always be pleased we gave him the opportunity, proud of what he has achieved with us, and if that happened sooner rather than later, I would just hope it works out for him."
Lampard to Chelsea? Watch this space.