Just over two years after the club fired him, Frank Lampard is expected to be named Chelsea’s temporary manager until the end of the current campaign.
Since being fired by Everton in January after less than a year in charge, he has been without a job.
From July 2019 to January 2021, the ex-Chelsea and England midfielder oversaw the Blues before being replaced by Thomas Tuchel.
Graham Potter, Tuchel’s replacement, was fired on Sunday.
Bruno Saltor’s Chelsea, who are now in 11th place in the Premier League, drew 0-0 with Liverpool on Tuesday at Stamford Bridge with the 44-year-old Lampard in attendance.
The Blues have spent more than £550 million on new players this season, yet they remain 14 points below the top four.
On Saturday, they go to Wolves in the Premier League, and on April 12, they play Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarterfinal Champions League matchup.
Frank Lampard led Chelsea to the FA Cup final during his previous tenure as manager of the team after joining from Derby County.
The club’s all-time leading scorer, Frank Lampard, guided them to 44 victories from 84 games, but he also suffered five defeats in his last eight league games, which is more than in his previous 23.
He was appointed Everton manager in January 2022 after being fired by Chelsea but was fired eight days before his one-year anniversary in the position due to nine losses in 12 Premier League games.