Concise News reported that Lampard emerged as the stand-out candidate to take over at Stamford Bridge, having made a promising start to his managerial career with Championship side Derby County.
The 40-year-old faces a testing first season in charge as Chelsea face up to the prospect of a two-window transfer ban, though they have appealed the decision.
While reacting to the development, Drogba tweeted: “Good luck, proud to see you coming back home, Frank Lampard.
“How does it feel to see him back, Chelsea fans? 🤩 You’ll want the sound 🔛 for this!”
Good luck, proud to see you coming back home franklampard #Repost @chelseafc with get_repost
How does it feel to see him back, Chelsea fans? 🤩 You’ll want the sound 🔛 for this! #WelcomeHomeFrank #CFC #Chelsea https://t.co/WAgAPKgYXO
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) July 4, 2019
Also, fans of the London side took to the social media platform to hail Lampard’s arrival at the club as seen below:
— F (@FLCFC1) July 4, 2019
— Emmanuel (@Emmanue24117536) July 4, 2019
— Andy H (@ChelsLad66) July 4, 2019
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) July 3, 2019
Congratulations to Frank Lampard with his appointment at @ChelseaFC. Lack of experience won’t be an issue. If you’ve got it, you’ve got it, and I suspect Frank has it. Wish him well.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 4, 2019
Turaki Waziri Lampard is coming
He was Vice to Former Leader John Terry
He is coming to Get Chelsea Working in the Champions League Again. https://t.co/ysuGwm3MkN
— Ebube The Statesman (@akaebube) July 4, 2019
First game of the season for Frank Lampard is Manchester United who’s manager is Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
Both managers have won the Premier League and Champions League with the clubs they are managing.
Fantastic to see!
— Aidan Walsh 🔰 (@AidanWalshMUFC) July 4, 2019
— Christensen Emerald 🇳🇬🛡🗡 (@ChristensenEme8) July 4, 2019