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Liam Rosenior joins Phillip Cocu’s coaching team at Derby

Liam Rosenior has left Brighton to join new Derby manager Phillip Cocu‘s first-team coaching staff. Former Ipswich and Hull defender Rosenior has left his position as Brighton under-23s’ assistant coach and has teamed up with Derby’s squad in Florida. “The 35-year-old has been appointed as specialist first-team coach and completed the formalities of his switch to the Rams at their training camp in Florida,” Derby announced on their official website. “He joins assistant manager Chris Van Der Weerden, specialist first-team coach Twan Scheepers and head goalkeeping coach Shay Given in forming Cocu’s backroom staff.” Former Holland international Cocu was appointed as Derby boss last Friday following Frank Lampard’s departure to Chelsea. Ros...

Derby County appoint Phillip Cocu as Frank Lampard successor

Phillip Cocu has been appointed Derby’s new boss on a four-year deal. The former Holland international replaces Frank Lampard, who became Chelsea manager on Thursday. Cocu told the club’s official site: “I am pleased and honoured to confirm that Derby County will be my new club and can’t wait to meet with the team and the fans to start this adventure together.” The 48-year-old has already joined the squad in Florida for their pre-season training camp. The former midfielder is joined at Pride Park assistant manager Chris Van Der Weerden and specialist first-team coach Twan Scheepers. Derby’s head goalkeeping coach Shay Given will remain as part of the new-look coaching team. Cocu is the Rams’ seventh manager in four years and joins having previously...

Derby County closing in on Phillip Cocu as Frank Lampard replacement

Cocu is poised to become Derby’s seventh manager in four years. Phillip Cocu is close to replacing Frank Lampard as Derby’s new boss. The former Netherlands international is expected to sign a four-year deal once Lampard completes his switch to Chelsea, PA understands. Lampard is poised to return to Chelsea, where he played between 2001 and 2014, after a year as Derby manager which culminated in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final defeat to Aston Villa in May. Cocu, who will become the Rams’ seventh manager in four years, should join the squad for their pre-season trip to America later this week. Reports in Holland suggest the 48-year-old will bring in Dutchman Twan Scheepers, who is currently assistant of PSV’s Under-21 side. as his number two. Cocu spent five ...

Frank Lampard misses Derby training to complete Chelsea deal

Frank Lampard has been excused from reporting back for pre-season training with Derby as he continues discussions about becoming Chelsea manager. Rams boss Lampard was last week granted permission to speak to the Premier League club with a view to succeeding Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge. Derby are searching for a new manager on the assumption the 41-year-old will leave Pride Park. Derby County has excused Frank Lampard from reporting back for pre-season training on Monday and Tuesday to allow his discussions regarding a potential move to Chelsea to be concluded as soon as possible. — Derby County (@dcfcofficial) July 1, 2019 “Derby County Football Club has excused Frank Lampard from reporting back for pre-season training on Monday and Tuesday to allow his discussions regarding a poten...

Chelsea begin talks with Frank Lampard after Derby give green light

Chelsea are working to make Frank Lampard their new manager after being granted permission to talk to their former midfielder by current club Derby. The 41-year-old has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge for some time with speculation dating back to before Maurizio Sarri‘s departure for Serie A champions Juventus last month. A formal approach has now been made with the Rams – who were beaten by Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final – having given Blues chiefs the chance to sell their vision to the former England international. Frank Lampard could be working for Roman Abramovich again (Nick Potts/PA) A statement on Derby’s official website side: “Derby County Football Club can confirm that they have granted permission for Chelsea Football Club to speak t...

Steven Gerrard “very happy” at Rangers amid Derby speculation

Steven Gerrard has insisted he is happy at Rangers after shrugging off suggestions he could replace Frank Lampard at Derby. The Ibrox boss was reported to be the Rams’ first-choice to replace Lampard should he complete his expected return to Chelsea. But the Gers manager told Sky Sports News he is still committed to the Light Blues. “Yes I’m aware of it but there’s nothing to say on it,” said the former Liverpool skipper. “I’m very happy. It’s a privilege to be the Rangers manager and my focus is on the coming season. “It’s very similar to when there is noise around players. I ask them to stay focused on the job and that’s what I’ll continue to do. “There’s nothing really to add to it.” Asked if he st...

Celtic ‘hold talks for Derby County left-back Max Lowe’

Celtic reportedly hold initial discussions with Derby County over a deal for defender Max Lowe. Celtic are thought to have held initial talks with Derby County over a deal for young left-back Max Lowe. The 22-year-old impressed out on loan with Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership last term and is also a renewed target for the Dons, who are keen to have him back for the 2019-20 campaign. According to the Daily Record, Celtic have earmarked Lowe as a potential replacement for Kieran Tierney, who is wanted by Arsenal in a £20m deal. The newspaper says that Neil Lennon‘s side have already been in touch with the Rams to ask about Lowe’s availability “on a short-term or permanent basis”. Lowe signed a new deal with the Championship side last summer keeping him under cont...

Aberdeen snap up Craig Bryson from Derby County

The 32-year-old will join once his Derby contract expires. Aberdeen have confirmed the signing of Derby midfielder Craig Bryson. The 32-year-old started his career at Kilmarnock and has spent the last eight years at Pride Park, making almost 300 appearances. He will now return north of the border once his Rams contract expires this summer. The arrival of Bryson – capped three times by Scotland – could not come at a better time for Pittodrie boss Derek McInnes after seeing skipper Graeme Shinnie make the opposite trip having agreed to join Frank Lampard’s team. He becomes the Reds’ fourth signing of the summer following the capture of Ash Taylor, Ryan Hedges and Curtis Main. Bryson played 32 times for Derby last season but missed their play-off final defeat to Aston Villa at Wem...

Steven Gerrard turns down Derby County job?

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard reportedly turns down an approach to replace Chelsea-bound Derby County manager Frank Lampard. Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has reportedly turned down an offer to replace Frank Lampard at Derby County. The Championship side could find themselves in the hunt for a new manager this summer if Lampard leaves the club after one season to take the top job at Chelsea. Gerrard enjoyed an impressive first season at the helm of Gers, helping them to second place in the Scottish Premiership and engineering their first win over Old Firm rivals Celtic since 2012. According to The Times, Gerrard was sounded out about joining County this summer but reiterated his commitment to the Scottish side, where he has quickly become a fan favourite. The newspaper says that the Liverpo...

John Terry signs new Aston Villa contract amid Derby County interest

Assistant head coach John Terry has signed a contract extension at Aston Villa. The 38-year-old, who helped Villa return to the Premier League last season, had 12 months left on his existing deal but will now remain at the club until 2021. Terry had been mentioned as a potential successor to former Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard at Derby should he replace Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge. The new Villa contract for Terry now appears to have ruled out that possibility, leaving boss Dean Smith delighted the former Chelsea and England captain has decided to prolong his stay at Villa Park. “I am really pleased that JT has extended his current deal as he is a pleasure to work with,” Smith told the club website. “We have had a successful start to our Villa coaching careers an...

Rangers rubbish reports linking Steven Gerrard to Derby County

The manager has been linked with a move to Championship side Derby. Rangers insist Steven Gerrard is fully committed to his Ibrox post after reports claimed Derby had made moves to lure him south. On Tuesday, the Times claimed the Ibrox boss had rejected an approach from Rams chiefs to speak to them about their manager’s job. Frank Lampard is still the man in charge at Pride Park but could be on his way back to Chelsea to take over from Maurizio Sarri. The Times report claimed that Gerrard was contacted by Derby as the Sky Bet Championship outfit make contingency plans for Lampard’s possible return to Stamford Bridge. But now Rangers have angrily hit back at the claims, insisting Gerrard is going nowhere. A spokesman told Press Association Sport: “Let’s get one or t...

Derby open contract talks with Frank Lampard amid Chelsea rumours

Derby are understood to have opened talks with Chelsea target Frank Lampard over a new managerial contract to keep him with the Rams. Pride Park bosses appear determined not to let Lampard leave for former club Chelsea without a fight, and will offer him improved terms in a bid to ward off Stamford Bridge interest. Derby are still braced for an approach from Chelsea, who are understood to want Lampard to replace Maurizio Sarri in the Stamford Bridge hotseat. Maurizio Sarri is set to take over at Juventus (Adam Davy/PA) Juventus are poised to unveil Sarri as their new manager on a three-year deal, with Chelsea having secured a compensation package it is understood could rise as high as £10million. Lampard notched a club-record 211 goals in a stellar Chelsea career from 2001 to 2014, and rac...

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