Only a little over two years after being sacked by the team, Frank Lampard has been named Chelsea’s manager until the end of this season.
The club’s all-time leading scorer, the 44-year-old, takes over after Graham Potter was dismissed on Sunday.
Lampard previously led the Blues from July 2019 until January 2021. He has been unemployed since his departure at Everton in January.
In the Premier League, Chelsea is now in 11th place and will play Wolves on Saturday.
Despite spending more than £550 million on new players this season, they are 14 points behind fourth-placed Manchester United. However, they have advanced to the quarterfinals of the Champions League and will play Real Madrid in the first leg on Wednesday.
Co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali said former midfielder Lampard will take charge while they continue an “exhaustive process” to find a permanent manager.
“We want to provide the club and our fans with a clear and stable plan for the remainder of the season,” a statement said.
“We want to give ourselves every chance of success and Frank has all of the characteristics and qualities we need to drive us to the finish line.”