Frank Lampard has been named new Derby County manager, the club have confirmed on his official website.
“I’ve always wanted to manage a club with a big tradition and history like Derby County, so this is a huge opportunity” he said.
“I have spent considerable time discussing the role and the club’s objectives with the Chairman and board members”.
“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, who has signed a three-year-deal, added: “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.”
Derby County failed to get promotion to Premier League after losing 2-1 on aggregate against Fulham.