Frank Lampard named Derby County manager

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Frank Lampard has been confirmed as Derby County’s new manager, replacing Gary Rowett who left earlier this month.

The former Chelsea and England player will be taking up his first role in management and becomes Derby’s seventh manager in three years.

“I’ve always wanted to manage a club with a big tradition and history like Derby County, so this is a huge opportunity,” said Lampard.

“I have spent considerable time discussing the role and the club’s objectives with the chairman and board members.

“This is my first job as a manager, but I’ve worked closely with some of the best coaches in the game and I’m confident in my own abilities and those of the team around me, including the board.

“I know it won’t be easy – managing a football team never is – but I’m really looking forward to the challenge ahead.”

Lampard was capped 106 times for England before retiring in 2016.

Cover Photo: By @cfcunofficial (Chelsea Debs) London (Chelsea 3 Swansea 1) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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