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Frank Lampard has returned home to become the manager of Chelsea, five years after leaving the club as a player.
The Chelsea legend has signed a three-year deal to become the next Chelsea manager after Maurizio Sarri left Chelsea at the end of last season to return to Italy, with Juventus appointing the 60-year-old.
Lampard’s wife Christine, has revealed that she’s proud of her husband who is now the new manager of Chelsea.
Speaking on Loose Women, the wife of the Chelsea legend praised her hubby for taking on the Chelsea challenge.
She told her fellow panelists: “It’s all a bit mad. If you don’t know, Frank has signed for Chelsea.”
Beaming into the camera, the star went on to explain: “It’s quite a big deal. It has been a whirlwind couple of days, but yeah it’s out there now, and he’s back to where it sort of all began.”
Speaking on the importance of the deal to the family, Christine said: “It’s a huge deal for us actually.
“It’s definitely nearer home.”
Lampard had a successful stint at Derby County last season and almost got them promoted to the Premier League only to miss out at the end by losing to Aston Villa 2-1 in the play-off final.
Christine admitted that she would miss Derby a lot as she added: “He was at Derby last year and we had the most remarkable year in Derby and all of the fans were fantastic with us.”
For Lampard, a return to Chelsea is a return home having been at the club for 13 years and is rated as one of the greatest players to have played for Chelsea.
Asked how it sounds to be Chelsea head coach, Lampard revealed: “It sounds good. Surreal to a degree because my playing career here, I don’t think I need to state how much it meant to me, to play 13 years at this place. Home for a long a time in a great era that I was fortunate enough to be involved in.
“Now this is a new chapter and I’m really looking forward to it.
“As I say everyone knows how I feel about the club, my absolute desire is to be here and work hard. I think I did that as a player, trying to get the most out of myself on the pitch, and that’s my intention to do as a manager.”