Former Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard, has been appointed manager of Championship side Derby County, with the second-tier side announcing on Thursday that the 39-year-old had agreed to a three-year deal.
He will be taking his first steps into senior management by replacing Gary Rowett.
“I’ve always wanted to manage a club with a big tradition and history like Derby County, so this is a huge opportunity,” Lampard told the club’s website.
Lampard’s move means that he did not wait long to follow former England team mate Steven Gerrard into management, with the ex-Liverpool midfielder taking charge at Scottish side Rangers earlier this month.
“We want to build on the club’s top-six finish in the Championship last season, while at the same time bringing through some of the excellent youth and academy talent we have at Pride Park,” Lampard added.
“I’m delighted to have someone of Frank’s calibre as our new manager.
“Few players have achieved what Frank has in his career.