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Chelsea reach agreement to appoint Frank Lampard as interim coach

Frank Lampard is set to be named interim Chelsea manager until the end of the season, just over two years after the club sacked him.

Lampard was at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday to watch their draw against Liverpool only 48 hours after Graham Potter was sacked.

If discussions go well, Lampard is set to be in charge for their next match at Wolves on Saturday this weekend.

Lampard was due to attend a promotional event in London tomorrow, which has been postponed. He has been out of work since January after losing his job at Everton.

A potential caretaker move for the 44-year-old comes after Chelsea held talks in London with former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique over their managerial vacancy.

The 52-year-old, who is currently out of work after leaving the Spain job following the World Cup, won the treble at Barcelona in 2014/15, lifting LaLiga, the Copa del Rey and Champions League.

Julian Nagelsmann, Pochettino, Ruben Amorim, Oliver Glasner and Spalletti are also among those under discussion internally at Chelsea. But, Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi is not reported to be on the list.

According to reports, talks between Nagelsmann’s representatives and Chelsea are ongoing and positive.

The 35-year-old wants to manage in the Premier League and sees it as his next destination but will not be rushing into a decision over his future amid the interest from Chelsea and Tottenham.

The German coach wants a short period to reset after being sacked by Bayern Munich last month and his preference is to oversee a full pre-season when taking a new job.


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