LONDON: Frank Lampard will start work as Chelsea boss next week on a three-year deal worth £5.5million a year — the same as predecessor Maurizio Sarri.
Blues legend Lampard has found the prospect of leading the club where he played for 13 years too tempting to resist and Derby are not standing in his way.
The Rams yesterday gave permission for Chelsea to approach Lamps for discussions.
The first wave of Chelsea’s first-team squad report back for pre-season training a week on Friday.
But Lampard will be at the club’s training complex early next week to start the groundwork as the tenth permanent boss in 16 years to serve under owner Roman Abramovich.
The fine details of the deal are still being worked out but there are no anticipated hitches to what will be a bold move.
Lampard has been a manager for only one season at Championship side Derby.
But he got them to the play-off final where they were agonisingly edged out by Aston Villa.