First Frank Lampard speech as new Chelsea manager with team
Lampard’s Return to Chelsea
After the departure of Graham Potter on Sunday, Chelsea turned to their former midfielder as they seek to appoint a third manager in just ten months under the new ownership. Lampard, who is the club’s all-time top scorer, has now taken over from Bruno Saltor as coach until the end of the season.
Speaking for the first time since the appointment, Lampard revealed that returning to Chelsea was a simple choice. “Easy decision for me, this is my club,” he said. “I’m also a very practical person. I’ve been on a different path since I left Chelsea but to come back when I’ve been asked and come back with a belief I can help until the end of the season. Delighted to get the opportunity and I’m thankful.”
Lampard’s Plans for the Team
Despite only just being appointed as interim coach, Lampard has already been thinking about his plans for the team, particularly for the upcoming game against Wolves on Saturday. “I’ve been thinking about it a lot this morning with the people who will be working with me. I know where I want to go,” he said.
While Lampard didn’t confirm who would be joining him in the coaching team, he did reveal that he has some fresh ideas for the line-up. “Thanks to Bruno and Graham Potter, sometimes things don’t work but obviously I have my own idea,” he said.
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What this Means for Chelsea
With Lampard now at the helm, Chelsea will be hoping to turn around what has been a difficult season so far. The club has given themselves more time to make an advised and informed decision on the next permanent coach, continuing talks with Luis Enrique and Julian Nagelsmann.
For Lampard, this is a chance to prove himself once again at the club that he loves. “I’ve a good understanding of the squad, the training ground, the stadium and the fans and I’ll do my best,” he said. “I don’t need to speak too much about my relationship with Chelsea fans. They’ve been a huge support to me and I’m forever thankful for that.”
Overall, Lampard’s return to Chelsea as interim coach is a significant development for the club. With his knowledge of the squad and passion for the club, he will be hoping to make a positive impact in his new role. Chelsea fans will undoubtedly be excited to see what Lampard has in store for the team, particularly in the upcoming game against Wolves and the quarter-finals against Real Madrid.