Breaking News: Frank Lampard Confirmed as News Derby Manager

The former England midfielder has agreed a three-year deal to take over at the iPro

Breaking News: Frank Lampard Confirmed as News Derby Manager

The former England midfielder has agreed a three-year deal to take over at the iPro

31 May 2018 Thursday 11:11
Breaking News: Frank Lampard Confirmed as News Derby Manager

Frank Lampard has been confirmed as the new Derby boss.

The former England midfielder has agreed a three-year deal to take over at the iPro in his first job in management.

He replaces Gary Rowett at the Championship club after he quit to move to recently-relegated Stoke.

“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," he said.

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

“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."

Derby's executive chairman Mel Morris added: "I’ve always been an admirer of Frank both as a player and a person, especially in the way he conducts himself both on and off the pitch.

"That impression was only re-enforced when we interviewed him for this role, his passion and humility shone through in equal measure. The board were unanimous that he was the stand-out applicant with many highly desirable and unique capabilities.

“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.”

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