Derby County have confirmed the appointment of Frank Lampard as their manager on a three year deal.
The Sky bet Championship club had been in a search of a new coach after the departure of former boss Gary Rowett who joined rivals Stoke City last week. However, they finally settled for Chelsea Legend Frank Lampard as new boss.
The 39-year-old expressed his delight on becoming the Rams manager. He said “I’ve always wanted to manage a club with a big tradition and history like Derby County, so this is a huge opportunity,” said Lampard, in a statement released on the club’s website.
“I have spent considerable time discussing the role and the club’s objectives with the chairman and board members.
“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 at Pride Park.
“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.
“I know it won’t be easy – managing a football team never is – but I’m really looking forward to the challenge ahead.”
Lampard joins former Three Lions colleague Stevie Gerrard who signed as Rangers boss on the sidelines as they take the next step in their footballing careers. The duo were successful during their playing days and will be optimistic of replicating the same feat as bosses.