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Derby let Chelsea speak to Lampard over manager vacancy

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Published on June 25, 2019 - Duration: 01:21s

Derby let Chelsea speak to Lampard over manager vacancy

Chelsea can begin talks with Frank Lampard over their manager vacancy, Derby County have confirmed.

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Derby let Chelsea speak to Lampard over manager vacancy

VIDEO SHOWS: FILE AND STILLS OF FRANK LAMPARD RESENDING COMPLETE SCRIPT.

SHOWS: TOKYO, JAPAN (FILE - NOVEMBER 9, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

FRANK LAMPARD TRAINING WITH CHILDREN NEW YORK, NEW YORK UNITED STATES (FILE - JULY 24, 2014) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 2.

LAMPARD AT NEW YORK CITY FC CHILDREN'S CLINIC 3.

LAMPARD JUMPING HOOPS AT TRAINING CLINIC MUNICH, GERMANY (FILE - MAY 19, 2012) (REUTERS PICTURES) (MUTE) 4.

VARIOUS STILL PHOTOGRAPHS OF LAMPARD HOLDING CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY AFTER CHELSEA BEAT BAYERN MUNICH ON PENALTIES IN FINAL RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (FILE - JUNE 9, 2014) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 5.

ENGLAND SQUAD ON TRAINING PITCH WITH CHILDREN FROM LOCAL SPORT RELIEF FUNDED PROJECT AND HOLDING BANNER, READING (Portuguese): "THANK YOU BRAZIL FOR YOUR WARM RECEPTION" 6.

(FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): THEN ENGLAND VICE-CAPTAIN LAMPARD, ENGLAND MANAGER ROY HODGSON, THEN ENGLAND CAPTAIN STEVEN GERRARD LONDON COLNEY, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - OCTOBER 14, 2013) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 7.

LAMPARD RUNNING BEHIND GERRARD IN TRAINING FOR ENGLAND BELO HORIZTONTE, BRAZIL (FILE - JUNE 24, 2014) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 8.

STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF LAMPARD RUNNING WITH BALL DURING ENGLAND'S 0-0 DRAW WITH COSTA RICA AT WORLD CUP, HIS 106TH ENGLAND GAME 9.

STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF LAMPARD AFTER COSTA RICA MATCH LEEDS, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - MAY 2019) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 10.

STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF LAMPARD CELEBRATING AFTER HIS DERBY COUNTY SIDE BEAT LEEDS IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY OFF SEMI-FINAL LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - MAY 2019) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 11.

STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF LAMPARD DURING DERBY'S DEFEAT BY ASTON VILLA IN THE PLAYOFF FINAL 12.

STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF LAMPARD APPLAUDING FANS AND LOOKING DEJECTED AFTER THE FINAL WHISTLE STORY: Derby Country have given Chelsea permission to speak to their current manager Frank Lampard about the possibility of taking over at Stamford Bridge, the Championship club said on Tuesday (June 25).

Lampard has emerged as the favourite to replace Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, after the Italian joined Serie A champions Juventus earlier this month.

"With pre-season fast approaching for both clubs it is hoped this will allow Chelsea to swiftly conclude their discussions," Derby said in a statement adding they would not comment further until it was appropriate to do so.

Lampard, who won three Premier League titles and the Champions League as a player at Chelsea, led Derby to the Championship playoff final last season in his first year in management.

(Production: Jim Hatley)

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