Frank Lampard appointed manager of Derby County on 3-year contract

Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard has been appointed manager of championship side, Derby County. Lampard, in a 3-year-deal takes over the team’s management hitherto overseen by Gary Rowett.
The Pride Park Stadium outfit moved for Lampard after a disappointing season in the second division of the English football as they finished at a bitterly sixth position.
After assuming the mantle on Thursday, Lampard was visibly buoyant during a press conference. “I’m excited to be making my first move into management with a club with such huge tradition and history,” he said.
Frank Lampard further said that he has discussed his role and objectives with the Derby County board at length and intends to improve on club’s standing of late.
Before stressing on the existing talent at Pride Park, Lampard was overwhelmed by the youth prospects at the club hinting he will make the most of them in the upcoming Championship season.
“This is my first job as a manager but I’ve been working towards this for a long time. 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,” the 39-year-old further added.
Frank Lampard started his playing career with West Ham United in 1995 and his exploits with the Hammers earned him a move to Chelsea in 2001 when he was just 23 years old.
It was at Chelsea that Lampard established himself as a true footballing phenomenon winning everything at the club level. He is the all-time highest goalscorer for Chelsea with 211 strikes across all competitions.
In the twilight of his career, he left Chelsea for pastures new in 2014. He spent a year each at Manchester City and New York City before hanging up his boots.
At the international front, Lampard made 106 appearances for England representing them at three FIFA World Cups and Euro 2014. He scored a respectable 29 goals for the Three Lions during his two-decade long career.


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