Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has made a sensational return to Stamford Bridge and been appointed their new manager.
Derby gave the Blues permission to speak to the former England midfielder about succeeding Maurizio Sarri, who joined Juventus last month.
And Lampard, who guided Derby to the Championship play-off final in his debut managerial campaign last season, has now completed his comeback.
He’s not the only man every to do it either with several heroes going back to the teams where they made their names.
Below, talkSPORT.com looks at other legends who have made famous returns to their club.
Neil Lennon (Celtic)
Lennon starred for Celtic as a player for seven years from 2000 before returning to manage them in 2010.
The hugely popular midfielder helped dethrone Rangers from the top of Scottish football by winning three successive top-flight trophies.
After spells with Bolton and Hibs, Lennon filled the void left by Brendan Rodgers on a caretaker basis in February to guide Celtic to a domestic treble.
He was appointed permanent manager for a second time in May.
Glenn Hoddle (Tottenham)
Hoddle spent the majority of his playing career with Tottenham, winning two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup in a 12-year spell.
And so it was a big deal to the White Hart Lane faithful and to those who could remember his balletic displays when he returned in March 2001.
Hoddle left Southampton to manage his boyhood club. However, he couldn’t get things right at White Hart Lane, guiding them to ninth and tenth place finishes and and was sacked in September 2003.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United)
Solskjaer will forever be a Manchester United legend for his goal in a stunning comeback win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final in 1999.
The Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho in caretaker charge in December, before a superb run of results saw his position made permanent in March.
However, the Red Devils ended the season in dire form and Solskjaer faces a massive rebuilding job this summer.
Kenny Dalglish (Liverpool)
At the tail end of his playing career, ‘King Kenny’ became player-manager in 1985 and promptly led the Reds to the Double, adding to the five league titles he had already won with just his boots on.
Eventually, he left Liverpool in February 1991 but when Roy Hodgson’s calamitous tenure ended, almost 20 years later, the Scot returned to the hot seat in 2011.
He won the League Cup and reached the FA Cup final, while also signing Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll, but Liverpool only finish eighth in the Premier League.
Dalglish left in May 2012, just over a year after taking charge.
Alan Shearer (Newcastle)
Shearer’s return to Newcastle didn’t work out.
The club’s record goalscorer failed to keep Newcastle in the Premier League in his eight games in charge in 2009.
He left Tyneside at the end of the season and has regularly criticised unpopular Magpies owner Mike Ashley ever since.
Shearer is still held in high regard by Newcastle fans, despite the club’s relegation during his short time in the dugout.
His 206 goals in a 10-year spell will never be forgotten by the St James’ Park faithful.
Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
Zidane won just one LaLiga title and a Champions League trophy in his five years at Real Madrid as a player.
He returned to the club as a special adviser in November 2010 and became their new sporting director less than a year later.
Zidane, who was Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant coach, was appointed Real Madrid’s B team manager in 2014.
Following the sacking of Rafa Benitez two years later, the Frenchman was named the Spanish giants’ new boss.
He won three successive Champions League trophies before resigning last summer.
With Real Madrid in crisis under Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari, Zidane returned to the dugout in March 2019.
Kevin Keegan (Newcastle)
Keegan, who was prolific for Newcastle in a two-year playing spell in the 1980s, went on to manage the club for five years between 1992 and 1997.
He guided the Magpies back to the top-flight in his first season in charge.
Keegan returned for a second managerial spell in the closing stages of the 2007/08 season, but after publicly criticising the board for failing to financially back him, he left the club in September.
Stuart Pearce (Nottingham Forest)
The legendary left-back spent 12 years at Nottingham Forest and is still popular with the club’s fans.
Despite being financially backed by Forest chiefs after returning to boss the club in 2014, he was sacked following a run of three wins from 21 Championship games.
A shock FA Cup exit to Rochdale also played a role in Pearce’s departure.
Martin O’Neill (Nottingham Forest)
Pearce’s disappointing return as manager did not put Forest off of appointing another legend in O’Neill.
He was preparing for his first full season at the City Ground after replacing Aitor Karanka but has now been sacked and replaced by Sabri Lamouchi.
O’Neill played 371 games and helped Forest win back-to-back European Cups during his playing days.