According to an article by the Mail Online, Derby County look likely to have an answer to their managerial woes if Frank Lampard heads to Chelsea as the Blues next manager.

It is widely anticipated that this is to be the case, that after a successful season atthe Derby helm that Lampard will move on up to the Premier League and take over the Chelsea hotseat vacated by Maurizio Sarri.

The Mail Online’s Matt Barlow says that, should this happen, then the Rams hierarchy would seriously consider turning to Aston Villa #2 John Terry to take over the reins at Pride Park.  Saying that Derby expect an approach for Lampard “soon”, Barlow goes on to state that the Rams “will consider John Terry” as a viable replacement for his former Chlesea teammate.

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Lampard drove County to the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final and impressed enough in his first season of management to emerge as a serious contender for the Stamford Bridge job. Meanwhile, John Terry was learning the ropes at Villa Park as #2 to Dean Smith in a Villa set-up that went on to gain promotion, beating Lampard’s Derby outfit atthe home of English football.

Other managers are in Derby’s sights should Lampard move on from the Rams, and this list includes Charlton boss Lee Bowyer who turned down a new deal at The Valley, although talks are said to be scheduled for tomorrow in that case.

Whatever the ramifications and developments of this scenario, it will be an interesting next couple of weeks for Derby County fans to endure.


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