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Chelsea set to make strides in race to appoint 40-y/o as new manager

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Premier League side Chelsea are set to meet up with Derby County manager Frank Lampard regarding the managerial role at Stamford Bridge, according to reports from Goal.

The 40-year-old clearly needs no introduction to the Stamford Bridge faithful, having made over 640 appearances for the London club as a player, winning 13 major trophies.

But the former England international could now be set for a return to Chelsea as a manager, after a hugely impressive start to management with Derby County.

In his debut season as a manager, Lampard guided the Rams to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final, where they narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League at the expense of Aston Villa.

The Express claims that Chelsea have drawn up a six-man shortlist to replace Maurizio Sarri, who looks set to become the new manager of Juventus this summer.

Lampard is believed to be on that shortlist, along with the likes of Max Allegri and Nuno Santo.

But now, Goal claims that Lampard is set to meet up with the Chelsea board to discuss the role, with the club looking to make an appointment soon.

This would be a massive blow for Derby, who will find it tough to re-sign the likes of Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Harry Wilson from Chelsea and Liverpool next term.

The Verdict

I don’t think that a move to the Chelsea would be what’s best for Lampard in his career right now.

His first season in management was hugely impressive, but he isn’t the finished article yet by any means.

The Chelsea job is a massive job to take, and he should stay at Derby for a couple of years in my view.

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