Frank Lampard signed a three-year contract to become Derby County’s new first team manager on 31st May 2018.
The midfield legend, who won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups and the UEFA Champions League during his 13 years at Chelsea, joined the Rams in what was his first step into football management.
Following talks with Derby’s Executive Chairman, Mel Morris CBE, he quickly established himself as the outstanding candidate for the role and his much-acclaimed career as a player saw him play under some of the most successful managers and coaches in world football.
Lampard, the son of West Ham United great Frank Lampard Senior, needs little introduction when it comes to his achievements as a player.
He racked up an impressive 913 appearances in club football, while he was also capped 106 times by England; playing at three World Cups and one European Championships.
His playing days saw him line up alongside some of the greatest names in English, European and World football.
Lampard came through the ranks at the famed West Ham United Academy and went on to become one of English football’s finest-ever midfielders.
After making 187 appearances for the Hammers 1996 and 2001, Lampard moved across London to join Chelsea in the next step of his career for a fee of £11 Million.
He made 648 appearances across 13 years, scoring 211 goals to become the Blues’ all-time leading goalscorer, and he wasn’t short of silverware during his time in West London.
On a domestic level Lampard won the Premier League on three occasions, lifted the FA Cup four times and won the EFL Cup and the Community twice each.
In Europe, he captained Chelsea to victory in the Champions League in 2012, having been on the losing side four years earlier, against Bayern Munich before becoming a Europa League winner 12 months later.
He won three Player of the Year accolades whilst at Stamford Bridge and was the Premier League’s Player of the Year in Chelsea’s title-winning 2004/05 campaign. Lampard was also voted Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year in 2005 and was runner-up to Barcelona’s Ronaldinho in both the FIFA World Player of the Year and the Ballon d'Or.
Lampard left Chelsea at the end of his contract in the summer of 2014 and spent a year at Manchester City, appearing 38 times and scoring on eight occasions, before heading over to the United States to play for New York City in their 2015 and 2016 campaigns.
In total he made 31 appearances and scored 15 goals at Yankee Stadium before calling time on his impressive career in February 2017.
After hanging up his boots Lampard began preparing for life in football management by undertaking his coaching badges and has also worked on BT Sport as a pundit for their Premier League and UEFA Champions League fixtures.
Away from football, Lampard was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June 2015.