Lampard urged to make Chelsea legend his first Derby signing

New Derby County manager Frank Lampard should make John Terry his first signing, according to Harry Redknapp.

Speaking on TalkSPORT, Redknapp urged Lampard to look no further than his former teammate following his release from Aston Villa.

John Terry… what a signing he’d be! I would still take him for another year; he’s a great professional and great around the place. That would be an interesting one. Jody Morris [Lampard’s rumoured assistant] and John are big pals, so that fits nicely that one.

Terry left Villa following their defeat in the play-off final against Fulham.

The former Chelsea defender has not hidden his intention to play on for another season, but that now looks like it will be away from Villa Park.

Lampard was unveiled as the new Derby County boss on Thursday morning and there has already been speculation that Terry could be in his sights.

The former Chelsea and England midfielder is believed to be working on a tight budget with the Rams, so a free transfer may be an appealing option for the club, despite Terry’s wage demands.

Chelsea to make shock approach for two France icons to take charge at Stamford Bridge – report

Chelsea are set to approach former Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane to take control at the helm in Stamford Bridge, according to The Sun.

Zidane stepped down as Real Madrid head coach yesterday in a shock announcement – only five days after their Champions League triumph.

He has had a remarkable career in management thus far, and never lost a knockout tie in the Champions League with Los Blancos.

He also won a La Liga title; Spanish Super Cup; two UEFA Super Cups; and two FIFA Club World Cups during his two and half seasons at the club – which averages to a trophy every 17 days.

Therefore, it’s little wonder why there is reported interest from Chelsea as per the report from The Sun, who claims that the club will ask the former World Cup winner if he would like to delve into management in the Premier League.

However, the news outlet also say that should Zidane take a break from football, the west London outfit will turn to another France legend – Laurent Blanc as manager.

Chelsea are set to approach former Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane to take control at the helm in Stamford Bridge, according to The Sun.

Zidane stepped down as Real Madrid head coach yesterday in a shock announcement – only five days after their Champions League triumph.

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He has had a remarkable career in management thus far, and never lost a knockout tie in the Champions League with Los Blancos.

He also won a La Liga title; Spanish Super Cup; two UEFA Super Cups; and two FIFA Club World Cups during his two and half seasons at the club – which averages to a trophy every 17 days.

Therefore, it’s little wonder why there is reported interest from Chelsea as per the report from The Sun, who claims that the club will ask the former World Cup winner if he would like to delve into management in the Premier League.

However, the news outlet also say that should Zidane take a break from football, the west London outfit will turn to another France legend – Laurent Blanc as manager.

The interest in the Frenchman comes after Football Italia reported that the Blues are unwilling to pay former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri’s €8m release clause.

Sarri was sacked by Napoli and replaced by Carlo Ancelotti last week, however, he is still contracted to Napoli’s wage bill until his €8m release clause is triggered.

Blanc has credentials domestically and at international level.

He won the Ligue 1 title with Bordeaux in 2009 and managed the national side before winning three more league titles at Paris Saint-Germain.

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