Amidst news that Chelsea are set to appoint Frank Lampard as the next boss at Stamford Bridge, his current employers Derby County have denied reports of any contact.
Lampard took over at Derby County last season in what was an ageing squad. He not only replaced the players but took in new youngsters and developed them and saved money for the club since they were already under increasing financial trouble. He did all this and still managed to take his Derby team to the play-offs final where they lost to Aston Villa.
Everyone at Derby loves Lampard and it is clear they want him to stay. However, Chelsea is Frank’s old club and should they come calling, Derby will find it hard to stop him, not for lack of trying though!
“We have made it very clear to everyone, but most importantly to Frank, that we want to retain Frank for the long term,” said Morris in a statement reported by BBC Sport.
“If Chelsea want to hire Frank, then it is in their gift to make an offer in pursuit of that.
“In the meantime, we will continue to put our best foot forward to continue with our plans for the coming season and work with Frank for him to know how much he is wanted by everyone associated with the club.”