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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is expected to be announced as Chelsea boss today, according to Daily Telegraph.
Lampard has agreed a three year deal with Chelsea worth £4 million yearly and the Blues have negotiated a compensation package with Derby.
During his time as Derby boss, Lampard worked with former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris and former Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given and he was hoping to bring the duo to Stamford Bridge.
According to Football insider via Daily Star, Given has snubbed the chance to follow Lampard to Stamford Bridge.
Given joined Lampard’s staff when he was appointed Rams boss last summer, but is set to stay put at Derby. This will be a huge blow for Lampard as he had hoped to bring Given to Stamford Bridge.
However, Morris will follow Lampard to Stamford Bridge as his no.2 man. Chris Jones will also follow Lampard to Chelsea from Derby.
Why Given turned down the chance to be part of Lampard’s coaching staff at Chelsea is unknown especially seeing as Morris and Jones have decided to follow Lampard to Stamford Bridge.
The former Republic of Ireland international had a glittering playing career, most notably during a 12-year spell at Newcastle United, while he also played for Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Stoke City.
He earned 134 caps during a 20-year international career, during which he appeared at the 2002 World Cup and 2012 European Championships.