Chelsea legend and former England international Frank Lampard could be set to start his football management career by joining Derby County.

Lampard ended his playing career after a short playing spell for New York City in the MLS at the beginning of 2017 and has spent the last year acquiring his coaching badges whilst working in the media.

Derby County are searching for a new manager after Gary Rowett who guided the Rams to the play-off semi-finals before losing to Fulham was hired by Stoke City early this week following their relegation from the Premier League.

And reports from The Sun suggest that Frank Lampard has emerged as the favorite for the role. The report also claims that the new manager of Derby County will be asked to reduce costs in the upcoming 2018/19 season, with focus on slashing wages and reducing the club’s expenditure in the transfer market.

Lampard had been previously linked with a move to succeed Mick McCarthy at Ipwsich Town after the latter resigned in April. He was reportedly interviewed twice by Town owner Marcus Evans. However, they failed to reach an agreement and the English man remains available for the Derby job.

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