Date: 24th May 2018 at 7:13pm
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Frank Lampard current favourite for the Rams managers job but over 20 others hopeful and being interviewed

The expected early announcement of the new Derby County manager has had to be put on hold after the club received over 20 applications. Each application will be interviewed in turn, so a decision is likely to take a while.

Interviews have already begun at the club but with so many applications it is doubtful if the new manager will be chosen before the Bank Holiday.

It is not clear if the early interviewees included high profile names of Frank Lampard or Dean Smith. The pair were heading the betting yesterday evening, with Martin O’Neill, Igor Stimac, Mick McCarthy and even Nigel Clough also expected to throw their hat in the ring.

A flurry of bets has seen the odds of Frank Lampard drop from a relative outsider at 25/1 to odds-on 1/5. He has taken 36% of all bets placed during that time.

Rams owner and chairman Mel Morris is reputed to be good friends with Frank Lampard’s Uncle, who happens to be Harry Redknapp and held an advisory position at Pride Park in 2016 during the managership of Darren Wassall.

Time will tell if the bookies are correct with their odds but more speculation and a great deal of time is yet to be spent looking at all the candidates.

 

2 Replies to “Rams receive huge interest in the vacant managers post”

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  • Whoever comes in will,I feel ,face huge problems maintaining the challenge for promotion.
    I expect that players like Vydra and Carson,as already mentioned,will be off having failed to gain promotion in the last season.
    The fact that it is theirs and Rowett’s faults that we didn’t go up won’t stop them jumping ship if they can.
    As Rowett has proved,there is no such thing as loyalty when someone is waving a cheque book in front of you.
    And if McCarthy is even considered for the job I will be asking for a refund on my ST.
    Lampard is a huge risk as he has no experience at all in management and no doubt his Uncle Harry will see another big pay day ahead by acting as an advisor.
    I fear for Derby County.

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