Frank Lampard has a contract for three seasons, signed as a trainer at Derby County. That confirms the number six from the last Championship (English second division) on Thursday on the clubwebsite.
For the 39-year-old Lampard is his first job as a head coach. The former midfielder made thirteen years in the beautiful weather at Chelsea, which he three times became champion, the Champions League (2012) and Europa League (2013) won. He also wore the shirt of West Ham, Manchester City and New York City. The latter club took the 106-fold international (29 goals) in February 2017 a point behind his impressive spelerscarrière.
“I’ve always been a club with a great tradition and history such as Derby County want to coach. So this is a great opportunity,” says Lampard, who Gary Rowett replaces. “This is my first job as a manager, but I have worked with some of the best trainers in the world, and I have confidence in my qualities and those of the team around me. It is not easy, that is a coach of a team never, but I really look forward to the challenge.”
Derby ended last season sixth in the Championship. In the play-offs for promotion, hit it at Fulham and Denis Odoi.