It looks all set for Chelsea to announce Frank Lampard as their new head coach this week after a statement on Derby County’s official website said that the former midfielder has been allowed by the club to leave the club’s training grounds on Monday morning.
The Rams have accepted that the Stamford Bridge legend will soon return to the club where he made his name as a global superstar and have agreed to let him speak to the Blues. Per the statement by Derby on Monday, the Championship club revealed it’s plans are well in place to find a replacement for Lampard.
The official club statement read:
Derby County Football Club has excused Frank Lampard from reporting back for pre-season training on Monday and Tuesday to allow his discussions regarding a potential move to Chelsea to be concluded as soon as possible.
The first few days of pre-season training will be focused on fitness training and will continue as planned under the guidance of the fitness, medical, conditioning and sports science teams at the club’s Training Centre.
On the assumption that Frank will reach an agreement with Chelsea to become their new manager, the club shall step up its efforts to find a replacement manager.”
Lampard took Derby County on in his maiden campaign as manager and led them to a playoff final against Aston Villa where he lost dramatically. He has made a good impression in his first attempt at coaching and the top brass at the Bridge now want to give him the opportunity to impress in the Premier League.