Derby chairman on Gerrard rumours and his criteria for Lampard’s replacement

first_img Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 2 LATEST Reports have suggested Gerrard would be targeted should Lampard leave, but Morris has emphatically laid those claims to rest.When asked about the reports, he told talkSPORT: “Absolute rubbish.“Of course we’ve turned our attentions so that should Frank move we’ve got to start getting ready.“But what we will not do is begin conversations with anyone other than out of work candidates, because I’m not going to do the same situation where we approach another club.“We’ve had about 12 applications. There are some good names.” TROPHY deals punished Morris has ruled out a move for Gerrard LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa This man was superb on @talkSPORT today – big thanks to @dcfcofficial owner Mel Morris for joining me and @Sjopinion10 this morning. pic.twitter.com/gczldDaNFe— Jim White (@JimWhite) June 26, 2019 Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea boost The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED Lampard will be sorely missed at Derby Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Getty 2 Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ latest Getty JIBE Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Morris, who maintains slim hopes of Lampard staying, would be desperately sorry to see him go.While the Championship club missed out on promotion last season, losing to Aston Villa in the play-off final, Lampard successfully introduced an attractive style of football with an exciting young squad and developed a close relationship with the club’s supporters.And Morris wants a successor who can carry on the good work.“The person we bring in if Frank does move on has to maintain the style of play,” he added.“He has to embrace the fact that we want to bring our academy players through into the first team as fast as possible, while making sure they are good enough.“A large part of what we’re trying to put together if Frank moves on is someone who can continue the mission.” Derby chairman Mel Morris has described rumours of an approach for Rangers boss Steven Gerrard as ‘absolute rubbish’.The Rams have already begun their search for a new manager having given Chelsea permission to talk to Frank Lampard about the vacancy at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

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