Legendary British midfielder Frank Lampard takes on the challenge of becoming coach of cheap replica football shirts Derby County. It will be his first experience as a technician.
Derby County in Lampard will fight for promotion to the Premier League. “I’ve always wanted to coach a club with a great tradition and history like Derby County. So it’s a great opportunity. I’ve been talking about the role and goals of the team with the chairman and the board for quite some time,” he says.
“We want to take advantage of the club’s great season by finishing in the top six in the shirt jersey derby county third Championship. And add young talent swed to Pride Park,” adds Lampard.
“This is my first job as a coach. But I’ve worked closely with some of the best coaches in the world. And I have confidence in my abilities and those of the team around me. I know it won’t be easy, leading a team never is. But I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead,” Lampard explains.
For his part, the club’s executive chairman, Mel Morris, congratulated himself on his signing: “I have always been an admirer of Frank as a player and a person. Especially in the way he behaves on and off the field. That impression was reinforced when we interviewed him for the position. The board was unanimous in that he was the best candidate. Few players have achieved what Frank has in his career to date. He’s a winner, a leader. He knows what it takes to succeed. And he has the character and charisma to be a fantastic coach for us.”
Lampard retired after 21 years as a professional. Having defended the jersey of Chelsea, West Ham, Manchester City and New York City. Three Premier League titles and one Champions League titles stand out.