Frank Lampard must forget about John Terry joining him at Derby County

Some in the media today have been insinuating that new Derby County manager Frank Lampard will bring his former Chelsea and England team-mate John Terry to Pride Park.

For the romantics, it may look like a good idea but the reality is that it would be the wrong thing for Lampard to do.

Lampard needs to make a name for himself at Derby, but bringing in Terry would be far too much of a distraction and would undermine his own position at the club.

Lampard has already made it clear that he is not discussing the possibility of Terry joining him with the board, and the chances are that the board would not agree anyway.

That said, if Lampard wanted Terry to join him in a non-playing coaching role then that would make some sense, though it would be far more sensible if he brought in an experienced coach to assist him considering his own lack of experience.

Lampard has a great opportunity here to be his own man and to make a success of his first managerial role. Bringing in a mate that he once played with is not the sort of decision a newcomer to management should be taking.

The former England midfielder needs to surround himself with an experienced coaching staff and no matter how much experience Terry has as a player, it is not coaching experience and that is what Lampard really needs right now.

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