1 pointDerby County have confirmed the appointment of Chelsea and England legend Frank Lampard as their new manager. Lampard, taking on his first managerial role, was one of 20 applicants for the job and becomes Derby's seventh appointment in just over three years. "I've always wanted to manage a club with a big tradition and history like Derby County, so this is a huge opportunity," Lampard, who has penned a three-year deal, said in a statement. "I have spent considerable time discussing the role and the club's objectives with the chairman and board members. "We want to build on the club's top six finish in the Championship last season, while at the same time bringing through some of the excellent youth and Academy talent we have at Pride Park. "This is my first job as a manager, but I've worked closely with some of the best coaches in the game and I'm confident in my own abilities and those of the team around me, including the board. "I know it won't be easy - managing a football team never is - but I'm really looking forward to the challenge ahead." Share your thoughts about this news story on Football Manics by signing up for FREE to the website, visiting the forum and joining the chat with fellow football fans.
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