Derby County has decided to let his young coach, Frank Lampard, negotiate with Chelsea to take over the Blues next season.
Derby County announced in an official statement on Tuesday that it would allow the London club to start talks with Lampard.
Derby County can confirm that they have granted permission for Chelsea to speak to Frank Lampard about the vacant managerial position at Stamford Bridge.
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) June 25, 2019
The club explained that it will not provide any additional clarification at the moment until Chelsea resolve his negotiations with the former player.
Chelsea are expected to announce Lampard’s appointment as London coach in the next few hours to replace Mauricio Sari.
Sari left Stamford Bridge this summer to take charge of Juventus, replacing Massimiliano Alegre.
Lampard played for Chelsea for 13 years before moving to Manchester City, where he played for a season.