At a time when everyone associated with Derby County should be focused on earning the points to get the Rams back into the Championship play-off places, there is the unwanted distraction of rumours concerning their manager Frank Lampard after the 40-year-old was linked in The Sun, with a move back to Chelsea in the summer.
With Rams owner Mel Morris looking to cut costs at Pride Park, in preparation to sell the club, Lampard has found that the warm-weather training in Dubai scheduled for the latest international break has been cancelled.
So if Lampard was tempted away in the Summer who should the Rams look to, to fill his shoes?
“Slavisa Jokanovic, he has got to be top of their list.
“He’s proven in the Championship and knows how to get the best out of players that have previously struggled.
“It’s a no brainer if Lampard was to leave, and the Rams shouldn’t have any doubt in appointing Jokanovic as his potential successor.”
“Danny Cowley, but it won’t happen.
“Maybe even Mark Robins.
“Look what thee men are doing with their respective sides.
“Derby need to work as a team and on a tighter budget.”
“It’s hard to say, really.
“Is there anyone out there who could tackle the demands of a club like Derby?
“I think the obvious names are Slavisa Jokanovic and David Wagner – the latter would be better suited, I feel.
“Getting the former Huddersfield boss in would be some coup for the Rams.”