Frank Lampard to reportedly be named Chelsea manager this summer

Frank Lampard

It's not been a brilliant first season for Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.

The Italian manager fell well short in the club's bid to win the Premier League title.

Although Chelsea finished third, they finished a distant 26 points behind the champions, Manchester City.

The Blues have performed better in the cup competitions.

Chelsea narrowly lost in the Carabao Cup final to Manchester City on penalties, while they have the chance to finish the season with silverware after reaching the Europa League final.

But, regardless of the result against Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku, it has still been an underwhelming campaign for the west London club.

And, if some reports are to be believed, Sarri will lose his job as a result.

But if the Italian manager is to be sacked this summer, who would Chelsea replace him with?

According to Sport Mediaset, Frank Lampard is set to be named manager of the club this summer.

They write that Lampard has already been 'booked' as Sarri's successor.

Maurizio Sarri will reportedly lose his job at Chelsea this summer

It is believed to have been an idea that has been in motion for some time and one that will soon become official.

Of course, Lampard's appointment would be welcomed by Chelsea fans across the globe.

The 40-year-old spent 13 seasons at the club as a player, making 648 appearances and scoring 211 goals.

He also helped the club 13 major honours including three Premier League titles and a Champions League triumph.

But despite his success as a player, the appointment would still be a major risk.

Frank Lampard has had a good season at Derby County

Lampard has only been in management for one season.

It has been a successful one so far, with Lampard navigating Derby County to the Championship play-offs.

But his lack of experience as a manager means it may be too early to make the move back to the club he will always be regarded as a legend at.

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