Drogba and Essien "proud" to see Lampard back at Chelsea

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The African legends have reacted to the appointment of their ex-teammate as the new manager at Stamford Bridge

Didier Drogba and Michael Essien have sent their best wishes to Frank Lampard following his appointment as the new Chelsea boss.

Lampard returned to London on Thursday to succeed Maurizio Sarri at the helm after the Italian coach left for Juventus last month.

After a fine managerial stint at Derby County, the Blues approached the 41-year-old to take over at Stamford Bridge and he has agreed on a three-year deal.

Drogba and Essien played with Lampard during his 13-year playing career at Stamford Bridge and they have taken to social media to welcome him back 'home’.