Lampard in Derby talks

Frank Lampard and Joe Hart of Manchester City look dejected in defeat after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on April 12

He was interviewed twice for the vacant managerial position at Ipswich Town and had a conversation with Oxford United in January.

Now, Lampard will walk into one of the most demanding jobs in the Championship as the rookie boss is set to become the eighth Rams manager in the last five years.

For the former Champions League victor, it would be a real step into the unknown but according to the same report, Chelsea u-18 coach Jody Morris is looking set to join him in his new position.

But he has convinced Lampard he will still have the budget to challenge for promotion next season despite the possible sale of leading scorer Matej Vydra.

At the weekend, the 39-year-old confirmed that he was in discussions with the Championship outfit and it appears that negotiations have progressed over the past 48 hours.

Derby had also been linked with Brentford manager Dean Smith, who was also on West Bromwich Albion's shortlist, but Lampard will bring something different to a club that has struggled to get out of the second tier.

Derby hope Lampard's presence will help them lure exciting players after Rowett's decision to jump ship for newly-promoted Stoke. "It's a big club with big history and I want to get into management". We'll carry on speaking when I go home, and we'll see.



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