To get news directly on the go, download the Real Chelsea Fans App
Frank Lampard is hailed as one of the greatest players to have played for Chelsea and also one of the finest midfielders the Premier League has seen.
The Chelsea legend enjoyed a trophy-laden 13-year spell at Chelsea and he’s the club’s record goalscorer with 211 goals.
Lampard left Stamford Bridge in 2014 having won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, the Europa League and, of course, the Champions League.
He was runner-up in the FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 2005, a feat that hasn’t been achieved by any Chelsea player before.
At the time Lampard was at Chelsea, the club was among one of the strongest in Europe, but the Blues form has dipped in recent years.
Lampard has now been confirmed as the next Chelsea manager and the legend has revealed that he won’t pressure the current group to be like his era when he was a Chelsea player.
Lampard said: “I know people will ask me a lot about my era and whether I want to set the same standards but what you won’t hear me saying is ‘in my day this’ or ‘we used to do it like that’. We don’t want to be going back in time because the football world is moving on really quickly. I want to be open-minded and moving with it.
“We had a basic standard as a squad in my time here as a player but I won’t be standing there after every game comparing the two teams because we need to be moving forward.”
Lampard is coming back with a lot of ex Chelsea players to help him at the club, and he has revealed why.
“Didier, Petr and Makelele,” Lampard said at a press conference. “What I want to do is bring in people not just because they played for the club but because they feel the club and want to be here with incredible work ethic.
“Jody Morris is coming with me as assistant head coach. We have a close relationship. He has a great link with the academy, who were successful. We have a huge loyalty. Chris Jones as well, he will be with me as a coach. We know each other very well.”