Frank Lampard was on Thursday appointed as manager of Derby County. The former topmiddenvelder (39) signs a contract for three years and begins with the Championship club in his first job as head coach.
“Although I, for the first time trainer, I have found in the past with the best coaches worked with, and I am convinced of the qualities of both myself and that of the team and the board. It will not be easy, but I really look forward to this challenge,” said Lampard.
The 106-fold international of England put in February 2017 after periods at West Ham United, Chelsea, Manchester City and New York City is one point behind his career. He then let all know that he is a trainer wanted to be.
Lampard was particularly successful as a player at Chelsea, the club where he was from 2001 to 2013 played. He was three times champion with the ‘Blues’ and played with the club the Champions League finals of 2008 and 2012.
In 2008, he scored against Manchester United, but after a penalty shoot-out loss. Four years later, with Lampard as captain at the expense of Bayern Munich won from the penalty spot. On behalf of England, he was active in the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2004 and 2012 and the world cup of 2006, 2010 and 2014.
Derby County finished last season as the sixth on the second level of England. The club qualified for the play-offs in the battle for promotion to the Premier League, but put it against Fulham.
“We want to build on the sixth place of last year. At the same time, we want a number of excellent youth players leave break at Pride Park”, watching Lampard forward.
The former midfielder at Derby County compatriot Gary Rowett, who the club last week left to start at Stoke City in the Premier League.
Lampard is the second ex-midfielder of the English team in a short time to his trainerscarrière begins. Earlier this month, signed Steven Gerrard a contract with Rangers FC.