Chelsea set to appoint Lampard as caretaker manager
Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has reportedly held talks with the club’s owners, Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, who are considering appointing him on a short-term basis.
Lampard, who was sacked by Everton in January, was present at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night to watch Chelsea’s match against Liverpool.
Frank Lampard, open to accept Chelsea job until June — discussions with the representatives are already advanced. 🚨🔵 #CFC
Final green light up to Chelsea owners.
ℹ️ Chelsea have new round of talks already scheduled with Nagelsmann, Liis Enrique and long term job candidates. pic.twitter.com/do0XcHqAZG
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 5, 2023
The owners are deliberating whether to bring him in as an interim manager until the end of the season, as the team looks for its third manager of the season following the sacking of Graham Potter on Sunday. Chelsea are currently in 11th place in the Premier League, 11 points away from the top four.
Despite spending over £550million on transfers since acquiring the club in May of last year, the team has struggled, with Potter winning just 12 out of 30 games in charge.
Lampard was Chelsea’s manager between July 2019 and January 2021, winning 44 of his 84 games in charge, before being out of work for a year and then appointed as Everton boss in January 2022.
However, he was dismissed before completing a year in charge, with Sean Dyche replacing him in a bid to avoid relegation.