After weeks and weeks of speculation, the wheels have finally been set in motion. Derby County have given Frank Lampard and Chelsea permission to speak to one another over the vacant manager’s position.
Derby County can confirm that they have granted permission for Chelsea to speak to Frank Lampard about the vacant managerial position at Stamford Bridge.
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) June 25, 2019
Derby enjoyed a stellar year in the Championship last season, narrowly losing 2-1 to Aston Villa in the play-off final at Wembley. However, it seems the relationship is about to come to an amicable end with Lampard moving back to Stamford Bridge.
With Chelsea fans seemingly ecstatic at Lampard’s return, Derby fans are the exact opposite. After such a successful first season, Derby fans seemed to display both immense sadness and anger as it looks likely now that Lampard leaves the club.
Here is a selection of tweets from Derby fans as Lampard steps closer to sealing a sensational return to west London:
— Dan Lewis (@DanLewi68697029) June 25, 2019
— Matt (@MDrabble) June 25, 2019
— Max Campbell (@max_campbell49) June 25, 2019
— Ryan O’Meara (@_omeara_r) June 25, 2019
— Conor Bennett (@ConorJBennett) June 25, 2019
— Sproso (@sprosaaaman) June 25, 2019
Leaving after 1 year I don’t care what anyone says is pathetic, he was about to be ipwitch manager, would of got relegated and never been offered the job, the job would easily come around next year or the year after.
— DCFC (@DcfcFansTalk) June 25, 2019