No Terry talks for Lampard’s Derby

No Terry talks for Lampard’s Derby

first_imgDerby County No talks for Terry to join Lampard at Derby County Joe Wright 02:38 6/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) frank lampard john terry - cropped Getty Images Derby County Championship Amid rumours that Lampard’s former Blues team-mate could join him on his first management venture, the new Derby boss says no contact has been made New Derby County boss Frank Lampard says there have been no talks over signing former Chelsea team-mate John Terry.Lampard was appointed as the Championship club’s new manager on Thursday, signing a three-year contract at Pride Park.With Terry having left Aston Villa in the wake of their play-off final defeat, there have been suggestions the former Chelsea captain could be a target for Derby. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now However, Lampard has denied there have been any discussions about bringing the defender to the club.”I haven’t spoken to John,” he told a news conference. “I got a message this morning. At the moment he’s in Greece on holiday.”There are conversations ongoing across the board; that isn’t one of them. These conversations start now. John’s had a great career but we’ll concentrate on what we want to do here.”Lampard is a Ram.  #WelcomeFrank pic.twitter.com/7q6nbiV09V— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) May 31, 2018Former England star Lampard, who retired from playing last February, also denied receiving offers from more high-profile clubs before opting to move to the Rams.”No, I didn’t,” he said. “I had other conversations, I wouldn’t go as far to say offers. This is the outstanding offer and hence why I’m here.”The 39-year-old also insists he will have his own personality as a manager, having worked with some of the world’s finest coaches in his playing career, including Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Guus Hiddink.”I had the pleasure of so many great managers; I’m not a clone of any one manager I had,” he added. “I saw what I thought was the good, and the bad of them, I’ll make my own judgements. I’ll be open.”last_img

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