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Frank Lampard Reportedly Close To Becoming Derby Manager

Chelsea and England former football player Frank Lampard gestures to the fans on the pitch at half-time during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Swansea at Stamford Bridge in London on February 25, 2017. / AFP / Adrian DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Frank Lampard is reportedly very close to making his first foray into management as Sky Sports report that he is close to signing with Derby County.

The former Chelsea, Manchester City and West Ham star called time on his professional career in 2016 after a short stint in the MLS and now, if the reports are to be believed, he is very close to announcing his return to the game in a coaching role.

Lampard, 39, spent 13 years as part of the Chelsea camp and during that time, became one of only seven players – and the only midfielder – to have found the net 150 times in the Premier League era.

According to reports made by Sky Sports today, Lampard is now very close to signing a deal to take over as manager of Derby County, a side who – despite finishing sixth in the Championship last year, failed to reach the Premier League after losing out to Fulham in the playoff semi-finals.

For the former Champions League winner, it would be a real step into the unknown but according to the same report, Chelsea u-18 coach Jody Morris is looking set to join him in his new position.

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