An exciting day for Derby County as Frank Lampard, the all-time Chelsea top goalscorer and England legend signs a three years deal with the club as their new manager.
Lampard who is 39 years of age will also take a good friend and Chelsea u18 coach Jody Morris with him to Pride Park and the experienced coach will be looking to bring through players from the Rams youth and U23 squad into the first team squad. Morris had huge success whilst head of the Chelsea U18 side and reaching a UEFA Youth League final, as well as three domestic titles.
Lampard has stated on the clubs website that he is excited to be joining a club with such huge tradition and history.
It is unclear at the moment if Lampard will be taking up his role as a pundit for the upcoming World Cup for the BBC, or if he will be getting straight down to work at the club.
Whilst interviewing Lampard he impressed Rams chairman and owner Mel Morris. Morris felt Franks reputation for humility and passion for any job he takes on, were only heightened following the extensive talks with the man and the Derby County board agreed. The board and Morris went on to say Lampard was the standout candidate of the many interviewed for the vacant manager’s job.