After officially joining Chelsea, Frank Lampard has thanked Derby County for providing him with an amazing experience in his first managerial stint.
Now that Frank Lampard has been officially unveiled as Chelsea’s latest manager, the club can now look forward to a massive rebuilding job.
With the club unable to buy any players in two transfer windows, Lampard would be looking to make the best use out of the squad that he has inherited from Maurizio Sarri. While the likes of Jorginho and Willian have been rumoured to a move away from Stamford Bridge, the Englishman needs to make a lot of crucial decisions.
However, the former player’s experience at Derby County is really going to help him. In his first season in football management, Lampard guided the rams of Premier League Championship playoff final where the team lost to Aston Villa.
It was a clear sign that the former England international has what it takes to become a successful manager.
The lessons learned from his time at Derby are bound to make Lampard a better manager and in an Instagram post, the new Chelsea boss paid homage to Mel Morris and everyone associated with the Championship outfit.
“I would like to say a special thank you to Mel Morris, players, staff and everyone who is associated with Derby County Football Club.
“Most of all, I want to thank the fans who supported me and the team from the day I arrived in the City. I wish everyone the best of luck going forward.”
And with the club set to feature in the Champions League next season, Lampard is aware of the task he has to make this team more competitive than it was last season. Moreover, the club will be looking to get the best out of academy players who would now get a chance to impress the new manager.