Frank Lampard set to return to Chelsea as interim manager

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Frank Lampard, a former Chelsea player and manager, is poised to return to the club as a caretaker coach four days after the club fired coach Graham Potter.

According to reports in London on Wednesday, Frank Lampard, who was fired by Everton in January due to a poor run of form, has accepted to coach Chelsea until the end of the season.

Lampard and the club are in advanced talks to have the former England international in position in time for Saturday’s trip to Wolves.

Chelsea fired Graham Potter on Sunday after a series of poor performances that saw the team drop to 11th place in the Premier League despite spending more than £500 million on new players in their first season under their new owners.

They have, however, advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals and will face Real Madrid in the first leg of their last-eight match in Madrid in seven days.

American club owners have looked to Lampard to spark a quick turnaround. On Tuesday, he witnessed Chelsea and Liverpool play to a 0-0 draw at home.

Lampard won three Premier League titles and the Champions League during his 13-year career with Chelsea, and he is still the club’s all-time top scorer.

Chelsea finished fourth in the Premier League and advanced to the FA Cup final in the 44-year-old’s first season in command at Stamford Bridge.

However, he was fired in the midst of his second season, and Chelsea went on to win the Champions League under Thomas Tuchel that same season.

Luis Enrique, a former manager of Spain and Barcelona, and Julian Nagelsmann, the recently fired manager of Bayern Munich, are two of the top candidates to take over as Chelsea’s next permanent manager.

Chelsea has made communication with both of the frontrunners, and Enrique was in London on Wednesday for talks.

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