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Chelsea's move to appoint Frank Lampard as their new manager has been given the nod by incoming sporting director Petr Cech, the UK Sun reports.

Cech announced earlier this year that he was retiring at the end of the season with his final appearance for Arsenal coming in the Europa League final defeat to the Blues.

The 37-year-old is set to return to Stamford Bridge in a behind-the-scenes role.

While Cech has not yet officially started his job, one of the first matters on his agenda will be finding a new manager to replace Maurizio Sarri who is on the verge of taking over at Juventus.

And it is understood that Russian owner Roman Abramovich and CEO Marina Granovskaia have already spoken to Cech about who should take over the reins when Sarri leaves.

The likes of Javi Gracia and Nuno Espirito Santo have been linked with the job but Cech has lobbied for Lampard to be put in charge despite his lack of experience.

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