Who is Frank Lampard?
Frank James Lampard, who was born on 20 June 1978 in London, is an English professional football coach and former player. Lampard is widely considered one of Chelsea’s greatest ever footballers and one of the greatest midfielders of the Premier League. Frank has the record of the most goals from midfield in the Premier League, and statistically, Lampard was the Premier League Player of the Decade from 2000 to 2010. Frank began his career in 1995 at West Ham United, the team where his father, Frank Lampard Sr., also played. Lampard is best known for his time at Stamford Bridge, whom the midfielder signed for in 2001 for £11m. Frank established himself as a prolific scorer from midfield in his thirteen years with the Blues, becoming the London club’s all-time leading goalscorer, with 211 goals scored in all tournaments. Frank won three Premier League trophies, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League, 4 FA Cups, and 2 Football League Cups. After leaving Stamford Bridge, Frank played for Premier League rivals Man City and MLS team New York City before retiring in 2017. Frank is one of nine footballers and the only midfielder to have scored 150 or more goals in the Premier League. The Englishman played 106 games for the Three Lions side after making his debut in 1999.
All you need to know about Frank Lampard’s manager career
In May 2018, Frank was appointed as coach of Championship side Derby County on a three-year deal. In summer, Lampard’s first match in charge resulted in a 2–1 away victory for the Rams at Reading. In September, in only his 12th match as a coach, Frank’s Derby knocked Man United out of the EFL Cup. Frank was strongly linked with the vacant managerial place at Chelsea. In summer 2019, Derby County granted the Englishman permission to hold negotiations with the Blues bosses over the said position. In July 2019, Frank was appointed as the new manager at the London club on a three-year deal. In his first competitive match with Chelsea, the Blues lost 4–0 to Man United on the opening day of the 2019–20 Premier League. Frank eventually guided the London club to 4th in the Premier League and the FA Cup Final, losing to Arsenal. However, after two victories in eight Premier League games, the London club dropped to ninth and Frank was dismissed in January 2021. On 26 January, German manager Thomas Tuchel was announced as his replacement.