what did you miss: chelsea appoint frank lampard

06:30    05 Jul 2019

Chelsea's new manager Frank Lampard
Premier League giants Chelsea have appointed club legend Frank Lampard as their new manager on a three-year deal.

The 41-year-old leaves his post at EFL Championship side Derby County to take over at a club where he spent 13 years as a player and won numerous honours, including three Premier League titles and the 2012 UEFA Champions League.

Lampard succeeds Maurizio Sarri, who left Stamford Bridge in June to take charge of Italian champions Juventus.

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The former England international led Derby to the Championship playoff final, where they lost to Aston Villa, in his first season as a manager.

He takes over with Chelsea under a transfer embargo after the club were given a two-window ban by world governing body FIFA.

"I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach," said Lampard.

"Everyone knows my love for this club and the history we have shared. However, my sole focus is on the job in hand and preparing for the season ahead.

"I am here to work hard, bring further success to the club and I cannot wait to get started."

Lampard is the 10th full-time manager appointed by Roman Abramovich since he bought the club in 2003.

Coleman not getting carried away after beating world champion Gatlin

USA’s Christian Coleman says he will have to work extra hard in order to clinch gold at the upcoming 2019 World Athletics Championships.

The 23-year-old sprinter beat experienced runner Justin Gatlin at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stanford, USA last weekend.

Coleman pulled away from world champion Gatlin for a convincing win in the men’s 100m in a world-leading 9.81 to Gatlin’s 9.87.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Coleman had being run down by Canada’s Andre De Grasse in the Ostrava last week over 200m.

The world indoor 60m record-holder showed no signs of fatigue as he established himself as the favourite for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.

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Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes finished third in 9.97.

“It’s always good to run on home soil,” said Coleman. “I just compete and try to come out with a win, but, obviously, guys are steadily getting better and better and always running faster.

"It’s going to take some pretty good training to get a gold medal at the end of the year.”

This year's World Athletics Championships are scheduled to be held between 27 September and 6 October 2019 in Doha, Qatar.
 

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