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Former Chelsea Legend Wants To Reunite With His Ex-Teammate At Derby County: Is It Going To Happen?

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Ayush Chaurasia
Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

Derby County recently secured the move for Frank Lampard as their manager for the next season. The former Chelsea player signed a three-year deal worth £2m a year and a lot will rest on his inexperienced shoulders for the upcoming campaign. The Rams suffered a heartbreak as they once again missed out on a promotion to the Premier League after qualifying for the playoffs. They were in the driving seat in the first leg against Fulham as they took a slender 1-0 lead but the Cottagers turned it around in the second leg.

This has been Derby County’s seventh managerial change in the last three years and they will certainly be looking for more stability from next season onwards.

Derby fans will be expecting at least a playoff finish for next season as well and Lampard will be under pressure to deliver. He will certainly have to improve his team and he can look towards his former Chelsea team-mate to help him out in the Championship race. According to reports, John Terry has already agreed to another season in the Championship and will play under his former team-mate.

Terry recently decided he is not going to renew his contract with Aston Villa and the defender was expected to move to MLS or China next. But with the appointment of Frank Lampard at Pride Park, one cannot count out the possibility of Terry playing another year in the English second division.

Lampard was asked about the possible reunion and he said,” I had conversations with him this season about how he was getting on and about the Championship. He will definitely be there for me. We are close.”

However, Terry will have to take a massive pay cut if he wants to turn out for his friend’s side as Derby won’t be able to afford his current wages. At Aston Villa, he earned £60,000-a-week. Rams owner has indicated that they need to cut down on their wage bill of £35m and having someone like Terry will certainly not help them in that cause.

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Terry will certainly add a lot of experience and quality to the backline as we saw with Aston Villa. He might not have taken them across the finish line but his services on and off the pitch would have been invaluable. The Rams can certainly do with a player like him as he can be a leader at the back and guide the youngsters off the pitch as well. A signing like him will also bring a sense of hope and excitement among the fans too.

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