Frank Lampard takes charge of his first Premier League game as Chelsea manager against Manchester United on Renault Super Sunday. It's a path trodden by many in the past, but as he explains exclusively to Sky Sports, his reign will be different, in his image and his alone.
Lampard arrived at Chelsea in 2001 from West Ham for £11m, a snip in today's inflated market but a fee that caused a stir in some quarters at the turn of the century.
It was argued that the fresh-faced 22-year-old did not represent value for money. His career would go on to suggest otherwise.
Over 13 trophy-laden years at Stamford Bridge, he won all there was to win. It's a career he insists should inspire the current crop of Chelsea players, but it's not one that he will use as a blueprint for success at the club he calls home.
"I don't believe in harking back to previous eras because everything changes," he said.
"For me to reel off players like Didier Drogba, John Terry and Petr Cech etc is pretty pointles