One of the worst kept secrets in football was finally confirmed on Thursday morning, with Frank Lampard returning to Stamford Bridge to replace Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager.
The 41 year-old is regarded as one of the Blues best ever players, making 648 appearances and scoring 211 goals, extraordinary figures for a midfielder which also makes him the clubs all-time record scorer.
He left back in 2014 and ever since he retired from the game he's been desperate to make his mark in the world of management, which he certainly did last season in his debut campaign with Derby County.
Lampard led to the Rams to within a whisker of the Premier League after going down 2-1 to Aston Villa in the play-off final at Wembley and many fans had hoped for him to extend his stay at Pride Park for another year, but the opportunity to return home was evidently too much to refuse.
Moving to not just a Premier League club, but an elite club with just one year of experience in the dugout under your belt is a huge risk, especially at a club like Chelsea. The Blues have a tendency to blaze through managers so Lampard really needs to make a fast start when they face Manchester United on 11th August.
But you'd like to think if Roman Abramovich is going to afford time to any manager, then Frank is the man. He's loved by everyone at the club and he also has the small matter of a two window transfer ban to contend with, meaning he's unable to make any new signings until next summer.
This job is a huge challenge for Lampard but will he succeed?