Lampard finally hijacked Chelsea coach to Everton

Former Chelsea boss has succeeded in hijacking Chelsea assistant coach, Joe Edwards, from Stamford Bridge to join his coaching staff at Everton.

Chelsea confirmed this in a statement via their website on transfer deadline day (Monday).

Lampard was appointed as Everton’s new manager on Monday.

The Chelsea legend replaces Rafael Benitez, who was recently sacked.

The former midfield maestro signed a two-and-a-half-year contract at Goodison Park.

“Chelsea assistant coach Joe Edwards has left the club to join Frank Lampard’s coaching staff at Everton, following our former player and head coach’s appointment at Goodison Park today,” Chelsea’s statement read.

“After 27 years at the club, Edwards departs for a new challenge on Merseyside.

“He leaves Chelsea with our best wishes for the future and thanks for his years of service. His position on Thomas Tuchel’s coaching staff will not be replaced at this time.”

Edwards was promoted to assistant coach with the men’s first team following the appointment of Lampard in the summer of 2019 and proved an invaluable asset.

The 35-year-old remained in the role under Tuchel and was part of the German’s backroom team as Chelsea won the Champions League in Porto last May.

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