Derby County are planning to make a move for Charlton Athletic head coach Lee Bowyer should they lose Frank Lampard according to a report from the Daily Mail.

Lampard’s first season of management may have ended in heartbreak but overall you can’t fault it. He was able to guide the Rams to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final after a stunning comeback against Leeds United in the semi-finals. Unfortunately for him, Derby fell at the final hurdle after losing to Aston Villa in the play-off final meaning the Rams will be playing another season in the Championship.

However Lampard could be leaving the club soon. Many reports have come in saying that as soon as Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri completes his move to become Juventus’ new manager, the West London side will be coming in to appoint Lampard as their new boss. The former England international is a legend at the club and after proving he is a capable manager, they want him back at Stamford Bridge.

It appears that Derby are planning for life after Lampard already, the club seemingly resigning themselves to the fact he will leave for Chelsea. They are doing so by sounding out a potential replacement and that appears to be Bowyer. He has had a fantastic season as the manager of Charlton Athletic, guiding them to promotion via the Sky Bet League Play-offs after beating Sunderland in the final. But he could be given the opportunity to head to the East Midlands and challenge for promotion with Derby should this vacancy arise.