Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has been appointed as the new manager of English Championship side Derby County.
Lampard has signed a three-year deal as he bids to secure Premier League promotion for the Rams in his first season at the club.
While speaking about his new job earlier, he described the opportunity to manage Derby as a huge one. In his words, Lampard said: “I’ve always wanted to manage a club with a big tradition and history like Derby County, so this is a huge opportunity.”
“I have spent considerable time discussing the role and the club’s objectives with the chairman and board members.
“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.” he concluded.
Frank Lampard was a wonderful servant for both club and country during his playing career and he will be hoping to transfer the success to his managerial career.
He played 106 times for the England national team and he is Chelsea’s record goalscorer having made 649 appearances for the Blues.
Lampard replaces Rowett who left the club on the 22nd of May after failing in another promotion bid.