Long odds on Frank Lampard to lead Derby to the Premier League
By Tim Clement
Last Updated: 31/05/18 11:40am
Frank Lampard is up against odds of 6/1 with Sky Bet to lead Derby to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
The Chelsea legend was handed his first managerial position on Thursday morning, signing a three-year deal with the Sky Bet Championship side.
He will be tasked with improving on the Rams' play-off semi-final disappointment, but the EFL sponsor seem to be doubting their credentials.
Seven other clubs are shorter odds to secure promotion, with Lampard 16/1 to add the Sky Bet Championship title to his trophy cabinet, the same price as his new side are to face relegation.
They are, however, likely to be linked with a series of high-profile names, especially with Lampard's former team-mate John Terry leaving Aston Villa on Wednesday evening.
The Rams are 5/4 favourites to sign Terry, with a move to the MLS considered next most likely at 6/1, while Steven Gerrard's Rangers are 7/1 to secure his services.