Frank Lampard addresses Chelsea links and plans to discuss his future at Derby

Derby County manager Frank Lampard has revealed plans to discuss his future at the club after the Championship play-off final.

The Rams are set to take on Aston Villa at Wembley, with a place in the Premier League next season on the line.

His success at Pride Park, meanwhile, has earned him links to Chelsea, and the 40-year-old has addressed these rumours.

Lampard: “It’s been a bit of an obvious link (to Chelsea) all season”

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Fans display a Frank Lampard flag prior to the Carabao Cup Fourth-Round match between Chelsea and Derby County. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Lampard has responded to the links and claims that the Chelsea job is an obvious association given his past with the club.

Having spent over a decade at Stamford Bridge as a player, coupled with his success with Derby, he claims that links to Chelsea were “obvious”.

However, the former midfielder is unwilling to discuss where his future may lie until after the play-off final.

After Monday’s final, he is due for talks with Derby over their plans for the future with him at the helm.

Lampard said:

“I’ve got two years left on my contract here and I see no further forward than Monday.

“I will sit down with Mel after the game, which was planned before all this talk anyway, to see firstly what the result was on Monday because that’s going to define how we chat.

“It’s been a bit of an obvious link (to Chelsea) all season.

“It’s maybe because of where we’re at – in the final – and we’re being talked about.

“I get linked because of my 13 years at the club.

“But in terms of how I’m seeing it, I don’t want to think about it, I don’t want to talk about it.

“I want to talk about Monday.”

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