The former Blues player, who announced his retirement from football back in 2017, has put pen to paper to sign a three-year deal with the Championship outfit as the club new manager.
The England legend said: “I’ve always wanted to manage a club with a big tradition and history like Derby County, so this is a huge opportunity. I have spent considerable time discussing the role and the club’s objectives with the Chairman and board members.
“We want to build on the club’s top six finish in the Championship last season, while at the same time bringing through some of the excellent youth and Academy talent we have at Pride Park.
“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 departed with Chelsea football club back in 2014 adding 11 big trophies to his name, winning the English Premier League title three times, four FA Cups, two League Cups, the UEFA Champions League and one Europa League while playing for the Blue spending 13 years at the club.
Derby county chairman Mel Morris speaks well of the England icon: “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.”
Frank Lampard has been acknowledge by other former Chelsea players Didier Drogba and Petr Cech.
my man @franklampard #Repost @franklampard with @get_repost ・・・ I’m excited to confirm my first move into management with @dcfcofficial , a club with such
huge tradition and history.
All the best Frank with .@dcfcofficial ! Happy to see you getting the opportunity to pass on your football knowledge! Hope you’ll have successful career as a coach like
you had as a player ! pic.twitter.com/ktZFOQ1JDf
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) 31 May 2018