- Chris Jones and Jody Morris set for Blues return if Lampard’s deal falls through.
- Derby County is still interested in Lampard.
Former manager Maurizio Sarri left Chelsea for Juventus in a deal worth £5m after one season with Chelsea, the Italian took a host of his Italian backroom staff with him to Turin meaning the next manager can either bring his own or let the club replace the backroom staff.
Derby County granted Chelsea permission to approach Frank Lampard in their hunt for a new manager and report suggest the 40-year-old is requesting six to eight of his backroom staff are brought with him to the Bridge.
One of the favorite to follow Lampard is his assistant Jody Morris, the former midfielder might just be reuniting with his former club, also fitness coach Chris Jones is also set to return.
Head of Performance Analysis Steve Rands and Joe Edwards, Chelsea’s Development Squad manager are among those reported to join Lampard at Chelsea.
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The Blues might have to pay more than the £4 million compensation fee to release Lampard from his contract with the Rams if they will be bringing part of Lampard’s backroom staff.
Derby’s intend to offer Lampard a new contract with increased salary if he chooses to stay at Pride Park, despite his discussions with the west London-side on a potential move away from Derby.
Another Chelsea Legend who might also be taking a prominent role at the Bridge is former KAS manager Claude Makelele who stepped down as their manager, though the Club considers his reign a success.
The 46-year-old manager also believes his former midfield partner has what it takes to make Chelsea great again.