Frank Lampard will remain Chelsea’s caretaker manager until the end of the season despite the club’s ongoing poor run of form, according to Sky Sports.
The Englishman made his Stamford Bridge return as interim boss after Graham Potter was sacked seven months into his five-year deal.
However, Lampard has lost all five games in charge across all competitions, with the club scoring just once under his stewardship.
The Chelsea hierarchy hoped he would galvanise the squad and rally to a respectable Premier League finish.
Lampard has failed spectacularly, leaving the Blues languishing in mid-table in the Premier League standings.
He is the fourth coach to have taken charge of Chelsea during a chaotic first campaign in the Todd Boehly era, but there have been no improvements.
Chelsea have yet to hit the 40-point mark generally required to guarantee safety, with the club currently one point short of that mark.
An own goal by Cesar Azpilicueta and a Bryan Mbeumo effort condemned Chelsea to their 13th defeat of the campaign against Brentford.
The Blues have failed to win any of their last eight games (D2, L6) – they have won just four of their previous 23 games in all competitions.
Chelsea’s form this season is one of the worst in the club’s history as they are set to miss out on European football. The only thing left to play for is a top-half finish.
Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly verbally agreed to take the reins as permanent manager from next season, leaving Lampard to continue as interim boss despite the club’s wretched form.
Lampard’s side will travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on title-chasing Arsenal in another London derby next week, hoping to turn a corner with six games remaining.
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