Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has claimed Chelsea’s imminent appointment of Frank Lampard gives hope to other young British managers making their way in the game.
Lampard set to be announced as Chelsea boss soon just one year after going into management with Derby. He led Derby County to the Championship Playoff final, losing to Aston Villa.
“I think it’s brilliant for Frank, but also for any young English players, or players who’ve just finished playing, to see big teams like Chelsea giving Frank an opportunity to prove himself,” Rooney said, as reported by the Evening Standard.
“I’m sure at some stage over the next few years Steven (Gerrard) will get that opportunity at Liverpool.
“Scott Parker, John Terry at Aston Villa – it’s great for myself, who wants to go into management, to see these lads getting opportunities and it gives you hope that it will happen for you.”