Why Frank Lampard Wants Didier Drogba In His Backroom Staff
Derby County manager Frank Lampard is expected to be confirmed as the new Chelsea boss in the coming days and he would name former Blues teammates Didier Drogba in his backroom staff according to The Sun.
Lampard and Drogba played together at Chelsea for a decade (between 2004 and 2014) until the Derby County boss left the club for Premier League rivals Manchester City on a free transfer.
Former Chelsea midfielder Lampard attained legendary status at the club after emerging as the leading goalscorer with 211 goals in 13 years (between 2001 and 2014).
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He has done well in his first managerial job at English Championship club Derby County whom he led to the final of the playoffs before the 2-1 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa who secured Premier League promotion.
Lampard has spent one season as the Derby County manager and Chelsea will have to pay £4m in compensation for him.
He will replace Maurizio Sarri as the Chelsea manager with the Italian tactician on his way to Juventus.
According to the aforementioned publication from The Sun, Derby County goalkeeping coach Shay Given will follow Lampard to Chelsea alongside his assistant Jody Morris but the status of Gianfranco Zola is unknown.
The Chelsea assistant manager under Sarri is not ready to entertain any demotion at the club.