6/17/2019 12:14:29 PM (GMT+3)

Chelsea likely to hire Lampard as next manager, says English media

Chelsea likely to hire Lampard as next manager, says English media

MADRID, Spain: Chelsea posted a picture of their former star and current Derby manager Frank Lampard on their official twitter handle with the tweet read, “On this day in 2001...Frank Lampard became a Blue!”

It’s a bit of coincidence that on this same day on June 14 that the Blues have decided to seek formal talks with Lampard as they try to bring a swift conclusion to their search for Maurizio Sarri’s successor.

The formalities over a compensation package that will conclude the Italian’s protracted switch to Juventus should be finalised on Friday, leaving the Stamford Bridge club free to appoint a new manager.

“The notion of bringing club legend Lampard back to the club has gained significant support from within Chelsea the hierarchy, knowing the return of their all-time leading goalscorer will galvanise a fanbase that has grown fractious during Sarri's reign,” wrote Daily Mail.

The former England international, given his ties to the club, would find it virtually impossible to decline a move back to his spiritual home.

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