Derby County look set to unveil Frank Lampard as their new manager in the forthcoming week according to Sky Sports. This could present a fantastic opportunity with the Rams looking to pick themselves up from their play-off heartbreak for some positive news to come to the iPro.
Given Frank Lampard’s history at Chelsea, the Derby Telegraph suggested that the Rams could also bring in Chelsea U18’s coach Jody Morris to become part of Lampard’s staff. This, of course, has naturally started speculation as to whether Derby County could be set to become a ‘feeder club’ for Chelsea’s youth amongst fans.
The London club have established a fairly well-known link with Eredivisie club Vitesse, who they’ve loaned a whole host of players to over the last few years, including Nemanja Matic, Patrick van Aanholt, Dominic Solanke and Izzy Brown.
Given that Frank Lampard is a Chelsea legend, if he was to potentially forge a good relationship with Chelsea, it could see the Rams attract some exciting young Premier League talent. The likes of Tammy Abraham, Lucas Piazon, Jake Clarke-Salter and Jamal Blackman all enjoyed loan spells in the Championship last season, and if Lampard could attract the youngsters to join up with him at Derby – should he take the managerial hot seat, it could become the start of a fantastic working partnership between the 39 year-old and his ex-employers.
Lampard and Derby are both thought to be keen to agreeing on a deal, according to Sky Sports and although he would be taking his first job in football management, it appears to be a move he’s comfortable with and one which he’s very keen to get involved with, as soon as possible.