Derby County’s Frank Lampard has been rumoured to be taking over Chelsea now that Maurizio Sarri has returned to Italy.

According to reports on the Mirror, who cite claims from the Daily Mail, Derby could potentially turn to Aston Villa’s assistant manager John Terry if Lampard does end up leaving the club this summer.

Terry has never hidden his intentions of one day managing a team of his own but decided to start his coaching career as a number two.

After taking the assistant role at Villa, he has been successful and was able to help guide the club to promotion after beating Derby at Wembley.

Perhaps after the season he has enjoyed at Villa Park, he will feel ready to take his next step in his coaching career.

He and Lampard share similar qualities from their playing days together, so it is easy to see why Derby could be interested in a move to hire the former Chelsea defender.