Panic at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea Coach Dumps Club to Join Frank Lampard at Everton

Panic at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea Coach Dumps Club to Join Frank Lampard at Everton

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Frank Lampard has raided Chelsea for three key staff members, with Joe Edwards among those joining him at Everton
  • Edwards is set to be Lampard's assistant, with Paul Clement arriving as first-team coach and Chris Jones joining as head of performance
  • Edwards switch to Goodison Park effectively ends his 27-year stay with the Blues where he started off as a schoolboy player

Chelsea coach Joe Edwards has ended his 27-year association with the Blues to link up with Frank Lampard at Everton.

Edwards is joining the Toffees as Lampard's assistant following the former midfielder's Monday, January 31, appointment as Everton boss.

Chelsea Manager Joe Edwards during the Premier League 2 between Arsenal and Chelsea U23's at London Colney on March 17, 2018 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Clive Howes/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
Frank Lampard has raided Chelsea for three key staff members, with Joe Edwards among those joining him at Everton. Photo by Clive Howes.
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The 35-year-old worked with Lampard during the ex-Chelsea manager's spell in charge of the Blues.

Metro UK reports he first joined the west Londoners as a schoolboy with the hope of making his name as a player.

However, his playing career did not work out as planned and he decided to switch into coaching where he has managed to work his way through the ranks.

Lampard, who is a huge fan of his work brought him in to work with the first team while serving as the Chelsea boss after previously being involved with the youth teams.

The newly-appointed Everton boss has now managed to convince Edwards to dump the Blues and link up with him at Goodison Park as his assistant.

Interestingly, Edwards is not the only staff member joining Lampard at the Merseyside club from Chelsea, with Paul Clement arriving as first-team coach and Chris Jones joining as first-team coach and head of performance.

Lampard is set to kick-off his Everton reign with an FA Cup fourth-round clash against EPL rivals Brentford.

Man United star set for Old Trafford exit

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Man United outcast Donny van de Beek is a step away from joining Premier League rivals Everton.

The midfielder is expected to spend the rest of the 2021/22 season with the Toffees on loan.

According to reports, a buy option has not been included in the deal, with the Toffees set to cover the midfielder's wages during his time at the club.

Van de Beek is said to be currently undergoing a medical at Goodinson Part ahead of his transfer.

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