Lampard Reveals The Difference Between Coaching Chelsea And Derby County

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Frank Lampard is a legend at Chelsea and had a successful football career playing as a midfielder for the Blues for 11 years, and is the club’s highest scoring player.

However, Lampard must now make his own name as a manager. The Blues boss did well while in charge of Derby County last season, as he led them to the Championship play-off final, only to lose to Aston Villa 2-1.

On his job as Chelsea boss, Lampard has admitted that there’s a huge difference between the two, and that the size of the two clubs are different, admitting that it’s a bigger deal to manage a club like Chelsea.

Lampard told the media: “It’s the size of the club and, for example, the size of the media.

“The media at Derby wasn’t really like this, other than Spygate scenarios, so it’s those kind of things, but I was expecting that.

“I know the club, I played here a long time, but there are things you don’t realise a manager has to do and the longer days et cetera, but I’m enjoying it. I loved prepping for Liverpool in the Super Cup.

“What a challenge to go up against a great manager and a great team and try and find ways that we can put our imprint on the game. It was a lot of hours sat with the staff trying to work out the best way to go and those are the real challenges I’m enjoying.”

There may be doubts over Lampard’s capability to lead Chelsea, but the new boss remains confident in his abilities as a manager and chooses to be positive about everything.

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