Reports that Chelsea have opened talks with Derby County head coach Frank Lampard over him becoming the next manager at Stamford Bridge are in fact wide of the mark, according to the Derby Telegraph.
Lampard is the favourite to succeed Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge, with the current Chelsea boss on the verge of leaving to become the next manager of Juventus.
It was widely reported yesterday that Chelsea have opened talks with their all-time top goalscorer over him becoming the next manager at Stamford Bridge, although the Derby Telegraph have since claimed that these reports are not accurate.
This latest report claims that Chelsea are yet to make an approach to Derby to speak to Lampard, who has two years remaining on his contract at Pride Park.
Lampard was able to guide Derby to the Championship play-off final last season, in his first season as a manager.
Lampard could well become the manager of Chelsea one day, but I’m not sure a move to Stamford Bridge would be the best thing for him this early in his managerial career.
There’s no denying that he did a fantastic job with Derby last season, but the expectations are much higher at a club like Chelsea and I think he needs a bit more experience before taking the job.
Derby will be desperate to keep hold of Lampard, as he will be key to their chances of success next season, but he may find it very difficult to turn down Chelsea, given his personal links to the club.