Former Derby County player Ted McMinn believes that Frank Lampard’s status in the game will help attract players to Pride Park this summer.
The Chelsea legend retired from playing 18 months ago after an illustrious career that saw him scoop all the major prizes at club level for the London side.
Now Lampard is taking his first step into management along with former England teammate Steven Gerrard who is at Rangers, another of McMinn’s former clubs, and he believes the pair will be a big pull for players.
“They are two young managers that are starting off at huge clubs. He (Gerrard) is a name that will draw players, and I hope it is the same for Lampard at Derby. They will attract players and they will have great contacts in the game,” he told the Evening Times.
“Both clubs sell themselves, but the chance to work with Gerrard or Lampard will entice players because they will think ‘they have gone there for a reason and that is because they want to win things’.”
There’s no doubt that Lampard’s reputation in the game will appeal to players who Derby are interested in.
Given his career, he will be respected by everyone in the game and is no doubt an idol to plenty of younger players out there.
Therefore, the chance to work with someone like him is a huge attraction and it’s something Lampard, and Gerrard, need to make the most out of to improve their squads.
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