Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard, has bagged his first managerial role after a long spell at the English Premier League club.

Lampard is now the new manager of English Championship side, Derby County for the next three years.

Derby had been searching for a new manager following the departure of Gary Rowett to Championship rivals Stoke last week and have opted for the 39-year-old in what is his first managerial role.

"I've always wanted to manage a club with a big tradition and history like Derby County, so this is a huge opportunity," said Lampard, in a statement released on the club's website.

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"I have spent considerable time discussing the role and the club's objectives with the chairman and board members.

"We want to build on the club's top six finish in the Championship last season, while at the same time bringing through some of the excellent youth and Academy talent we have at Pride Park.

"This is my first job as a manager, but I've worked closely with some of the best coaches in the game and I'm confident in my own abilities and those of the team around me, including the board.

"I know it won't be easy - managing a football team never is - but I'm really looking forward to the challenge ahead."

Lampard - capped 106 times by England - enjoyed a trophy-laden playing career winning three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League.

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