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Ex-Chelsea star Frank Lampard named manager

Derby County have appointed ex-Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard as their new manager on a three-year deal.

Lampard, taking on his first managerial role, was one of 20 applicants for the job and becomes Derby’s seventh appointment in just over three years.

He replaces Gary Rowett after he left to join fellow Championship side Stoke.

“I’ve always wanted to manage a club with a big tradition and history like Derby County, so this is a huge opportunity,” said the 39-year-old.

“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.”

Lampard, capped 106 times by England, made 649 appearances for Chelsea and is the club’s record goalscorer.

Frank Lampard 

Derby finished sixth in the second tier last season but lost in the play-off semi-finals to Fulham and have been without a manager since Rowett’s departure on 22 May.

Lampard left Chelsea in 2014 having won 11 major trophies. He has three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League from his time in west London.

He started his career with West Ham, moving to Chelsea for £11m in 2001 before later going on to play for Manchester City and New York City prior to his retirement in February 2017.

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