As the speculation, grows over whether or not, Frank Lampard will leave Derby to Join his beloved Chelsea as a replacement for Maurizzio Sarri, it was further added to yesterday, when Gary Monk, was sacked by Birmingham, due to differences with the chairman at City.
Almost Immediately, he was linked with Derby County, who themselves were putting out a statement, stating their desire and intent to keep Frank Lampard.
Though Monk, does have history, with leaving football clubs due to disputes with owners over various aspects of the clubs policy combined with transfer budgets, it does open an intriguing possibility should he take over at Pride Park.
The reason for that is this…
Monk has openly stated his desire to both manage a club in the Premiership, but currently finds himself becoming tagged as an EFL high rated coach, with a passion for developing young players, by helping them to break through the ranks and progress to first of all first team football and then moving on to a bigger stage.
Which is why, should Frank Lampard leave Derby, then it might just be, that Derby and Monk, could be an equally good fit. Derby are aiming to return to the premiership and have a very talented young squad, with ‘lots of potential’ which were ironically the words used by Lampard at a press conference, when asked about the Chelsea Job.
At this stage, Both Derby and Chelsea are very quiet on the progress in respects of whether Lampard does make the move.
As for Monk, what is clear is that he has a good track record in management, since taking the Swansea job initially and doing a brilliant job with them, in his first season, before, leaving them, allegedly because of his man management style.
Succesful spells have followed at Leeds, Middlesborough and finally Birmingham.
So watch this space on whether Monk will replace Lampard