Derby County’s Curtis Davies has told the Derby Telegraph that the team are adjusting to life under new head coach Frank Lampard.
It was a huge shock and blow to Derby when they lost their former head coach Gary Rowett earlier in the summer when he decided to become the manager of Stoke City. And in a surprise move, the club decided not to go for an experienced man to replace Rowett but instead gave Lampard his first management job in football. While Lampard is beloved for his incredible career with Chelsea, no one knows what kind of manager he will be.
Many want to know what life is like under Lampard’s management and Davies has given a glimpse into it, saying that they have been working on their ball skills during pre-season. He has also said that while there has been a lot of changes, as you’d expect under a new manager, the team have adjusted well to life under Lampard.
He said: “The manager, Jody and Chris Jones have been brilliant.”
“They have come in with a different approach, a fresh approach.”
“A lot of our pre-season has been based on ball work. Chris Jones was a fitness coach before (at Chelsea) but he’s done his A Licence as well, so he’s got that insight into football sessions that can improve your fitness.”
“So it’s been a really good balance, and it’s been good to get to know their ways.”
“Now it’s got to the stage where we’re playing games and we’re starting to do a bit more pattern of play stuff and actually working it towards games.”
“We’re starting to see what the manager wants and we’re all working hard to try to be good at that.”