It is not often that you see all three meet as opposing managers but tonight in the Carabao Cup Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho meet for the first time as managers of their respective teams.
Frank, the young pretender, will be hoping all he has gained from Mourinho as a player and observed in the management of his old boss can be transferred to his Derby County team for this evenings clash in the 3rd round of the Carabao Cup.
Lampard also credits Mourinho for instilling confidence in him which helped him reach the next level in his career when at Chelsea. Mourinho also had a healthy respect for the talents of Lampard, as he tried to sign him for Inter Milan when he moved from Chelsea. Lampard would have followed his friend and boss t Milan all but for the untimely death of his Mother which hit him hard and possibly made him re-evaluate his family ties in England.
So the game will be a good measuring stick of how the pupil is doing as he takes his fledgeling Rams side to Old Trafford. The game will be under the glare of most of the planet as it is shown live on Sky Sports this evening kick-off 8.00pm
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