Derby County fans will be nervously waiting for news amid reports that their manager Frank Lampard is to open talks with Chelsea about a potential return to Stamford Bridge, as reported in the Daily Express.
Current Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has been linked with the managerial vacancy at Juventus as reported in the Daily Mail and with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich a huge fan of 40-year-old Lampard, who spent 13 years at Stamford Bridge as a player, Rams fans may well have cause for concern.
So what do you think the outcome will be from the talks between Lampard and the Blues?
“If he is entering discussions it suggests that he wants to move, which is a worry for The Rams.
“However it is likely that Lampard will be discussing how much control he will get in terms of deciding which players and bought and sold and how much time he will be given to show what he can do.
“He knows how the club works and he will need assurances. If he can’t get them he may just stick around at Derby, which should give the fans some hope.”
“They shouldn’t even be starting. He’s done nothing at all that Gary Rowett didn’t do.
“Rowett got the sack, Lampard gets one of the biggest jobs in football? Ludicrous.
“If Chelsea have anything at all about them the talks should end with a handshake, a ‘no thank you’ and a chuckle after the door is closed.
“He’ll most likely get it though, an affront to hard-working bosses everywhere.”
“Lampard did a fantastic job with Derby last season, in his first season as a manager.
“I’m not sure a move to Chelsea would be the best option for his career though.
“He still has a lot to learn and the expectations at a club like Chelsea are much bigger than at Derby.
“I think he should stay and continue what he is building at Pride Park, although I’m sure he will find it extremely difficult to say no to Chelsea, given his personal links to the club.”
“I think he’s heading for the exit door at Derby.
“It doesn’t matter what talks take place, as it would have to be something drastic that stops Lampard from returning to Chelsea before next season gets underway.
“I’m not sure it’s the right move for him , especially given his lack of managerial experience so far.
“But I just can’t see him turning down a move back to Stamford Bridge, as it will have been his dream to return to the club where he achieved so much.
“It’s only a matter of time before he leaves.”Like what the FLW have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!