The Derby boss is set to be named Maurizio Sarri’s successor at Stamford Bridge, with former striker and team-mate in line to land a coaching role in the new-look coaching set-up
Frank Lampard is set to be appointed Chelsea boss and wants to bring club legend Didier Drogba in as part of his backroom staff, according to reports.
The Sun claim a sensational deal to bring Lampard back to Stamford Bridge is as good as done, with Maurizio Sarri quitting the club after just one season to return to Italy and join Juventus.
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Lampard, the club’s record scorer with 211 goals, is set to bring close ally Jody Morris in as his no.2, while he also wants Shay Given from Derby as goalkeeper coach.
Drogba, the west London side’s fourth all-time greatest scorer, is in line to land a role as striker coach following talks with Lampard earlier this week.
Gianfranco Zola’s future remains unclear after privately confiding in friends that he has no intention of accepting a demotion from his current role – no.2 to Sarri.
Lampard, 40, has held positive talks with owner Roman Abramovich before agreeing to take the job.
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The former England midfielder, who led the Rams to the play-off final in his first season as a manager, has told close friends he is ‘fearless’ and can’t wait for his dream return to his beloved Blues.
However, there will be no room for John Terry, current no.2 at newly promoted Aston Villa, in the new set-up.