Ex-Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard has been appointed by Derby County to be their new manager on a three-year deal.
Frank Lampard replaces Gary Rowett after he left to join fellow Championship side Stoke. Lampard is Derby’s seventh appointment in just over three years.
After the appointment Frank Lampard told press: “I’ve always wanted to manage a club with a big tradition and history like Derby County, so this is a huge opportunity,”
He added, “I have spent considerable time discussing the role and the club’s objectives with the chairman and board members.
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“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.”
Talking about Frank Lampard as their new manager, Derby chairman Mel Morris said, “Few players have achieved what Frank has in his career to date, He’s a winner, a leader who knows what it takes to succeed and who has the character and charisma to be a fantastic manager for us.
“The board were unanimous that he was the stand-out applicant with many highly desirable and unique capabilities.”
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