Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard has joined popular British media outfit ‘BT Sport’ ahead of the new season.
Lampard, who is Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer with 211 goals, received a lot of offers after taking up a career in the media following his retirement from football. He opted for BT Sport and will be a pundit for both their UEFA Champions League (UCL) and English Premier League (EPL) coverage this season.
The 39-year old will join BT Sport’s star-studded team that already includes former England colleagues Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard.
The Chelsea legend is expected to make his punditry debut when his beloved club face rivals Arsenal in the Community Shield on Sunday.
On his new move, Lampard, who also played for West Ham United and Manchester City during a glittering career, said: “I’m delighted to be joining BT Sport.”
“I’m looking forward to an exciting new season both here and in Europe and can’t wait to begin working with the team.” he added.
In addition to broadcasting 42 live EPL games this season, the reputable media network will also broadcast the UCL, UEFA Europa League (UEL) and the English FA Cup.
Speaking on the decision to sign up Lampard, head of BT Sport, Simon Green, said: “It’s no secret that Frank had many offers, both within the game and elsewhere, following his retirement, so we are absolutely thrilled that he has chosen to join the team at BT Sport.
“Frank needs no introduction as a Chelsea and England legend and he has already shown in his first appearances as a broadcaster that he is going to be a shrewd and insightful expert.
“Frank’s incredible pedigree on the field means that he’ll regularly be commenting on a competition that he’s won as a player, which we believe gives him fantastic credibility.” he concluded.