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John Terry backed to be a success at Aston Villa by former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard

John Terry backed to be a success at Aston Villa by former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard

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'ALWAYS A LEADER' The former England captain has been linked with a return to Villa Park in a coaching capacity Frank Lampard has backed former Chelsea teammate John Terry to make it as a coach and a manager, if that happens to be his next move. Terry confirmed he would retire at the age of 37 having won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League. Lampard has backed his former teammate to be a managerial success 40-year-old Lampard spent his prime years as vice-captain to Terry at Stamford Bridge and alongside him in the England team, and it is understood that the Derby manager could soon be coming up against his long-term teammate in a Championship dugout. Terry is in content...
World Cup 2018: Frank Lampard says he is against the use of VAR at this summer's tournament

World Cup 2018: Frank Lampard says he is against the use of VAR at this summer's tournament

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Frank Lampard has claimed VAR should not be used at this summer’s World Cup because football has "not got it nailed down yet".Lampard, who had a goal disallowed in England’s last-16 defeat to Germany in 2010, believes the new system is not fit for purpose at present. The former England midfielder and newly-appointed Derby boss said: “Goalline technology was a no brainer with that goal of mine. "But VAR is going to be a huge discussion point. It’s too early. We’ve not got it nailed down yet. "Different refs in different countries are having problems. We are not using it in the Premier League. "I just think we’re going to cause ourselves problems in the most important football tournament in the world. "I didn’t see it needing to be rushed. "The last ...
Harry Redknapp backs Frank Lampard for success as Derby manager was ‘best professional and best trainer I ever came across’

Harry Redknapp backs Frank Lampard for success as Derby manager was ‘best professional and best trainer I ever came across’

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Harry Redknapp has backed Frank Lampard to be a success as a manager following his appointment as Derby County boss.The former Chelsea and England midfielder, who has taken his coaching badges since retiring as a player in early 2017, has penned a three-year deal with the Championship club to succeed Gary Rowett, who left Pride Park earlier this month to join relegated Stoke City. Though he has no experience of senior football management, and is arriving at a club who have ambitions to reach the Premier League following a number of promotion near misses over the last few years, Lampard has been backed to do a good job with Derby. Lampard’s uncle Redknapp, who coached the former midfielder at West Ham, said: “I spoke to Mel Morris when the position became available; I rang him u...
World Cup 2018: Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard & Rio Ferdinand part of BBC team in Russia

World Cup 2018: Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard & Rio Ferdinand part of BBC team in Russia

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Former England trio Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand will join the BBC's Fifa World Cup 2018 coverage from Russia next month.Germany's 1990 World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann, Ivory Coast's all-time leading scorer Didier Drogba and Pablo Zabaleta, who played for beaten finalists Argentina in 2014, will add an international perspective to the Match of the Day studio in Moscow.The BBC will televise 33 live games, including England's two opening Group G matches against Tunisia and Panama. Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker leads the BBC coverage throughout the tournament, which starts on 14 June. ...
The World Cup's most iconic players: Dutch legend Frank Rijkaard who clashed with Rudi Voller in 1990

The World Cup's most iconic players: Dutch legend Frank Rijkaard who clashed with Rudi Voller in 1990

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Frank Rijkaard spat at Rudi Voller during the 1990 World CupThursday, April 26, 2018Oh look, now there are just 49 days to go until fans start giving two hoots about England and international football. Ahead of the World Cup Cup in Russia, talkSPORT.com is counting down the days until it begins by looking at the most iconic players to have featured in previous editions.The list, featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from top scoring aces and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules.49) Frank Rijkaard: Netherlands, midfielder 1990, 1994In a shocking Italia '90 moment, this usually, ahem, phlegmatic and cultured Dutch midfielder spat two spectacular