Derby Owner Explains Why Chelsea Is Yet To Appoint Lampard As Manager

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard was widely expected to be appointed the new Chelsea manager last week. It’s a new week and there is still no confirmation of Lampard’s appointment.

Derby owner Mel Morris expects Frank Lampard to be appointed the new manager of Chelsea this week.

According to Morris, Lampard’s move to Stamford Bridge is merely a matter of time and he also revealed Lampard’s post-season holiday meant talks were delayed.

Asked if Lampard’s move to Stamford Bridge is merely matter of time, Morris told talkSPORT: “I’m assuming so.

“Obviously it’s a matter between Chelsea and Frank at this stage, but they’ve now got the opportunity to finalise matters.

“As we’ve said before, when Frank and I first met we discussed this very eventuality, the only difference is the timing of this.

“My belief at this point in time is that Frank and Chelsea need to have the time to finalise the transaction between them.

“You could say they’ve had plenty of time, but in fairness Frank was away on vacation – and a well-deserved one after a pretty tough season – and he didn’t come back until Friday, so I think that has been a big factor.”

Morris also confirmed the Championship club will now accelerate their efforts to appoint a new boss to replace Lampard.

Lampard was excused from returning for the start of Derby’s preseason preparations today to give him time to complete his move to Chelsea.

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