Derby have exempt Frank Lampard from reporting for pre-season coaching duties, with the club expecting him to be offered the head coach role at Chelsea.
Lampard, 41, won’t be at training on weekday or Tuesday as he continues talks together with his former club.
A statement aforesaid the choice has been created to permit the move to be “concluded as soon as possible”.
Derby aforesaid they’ll currently intensify efforts to seek out a replacement.
Rams assistant manager Jody Morris also will be absent from training.
It is wide assumed Morris can move to Chelsea with Lampard, should the previous England midfielder be given the manager’s job.
Derby’s players can for the most part be doing fitness tests over subsequent few days, so the club feel they’ll operate without anyone in overall charge.
The squad area unit due to fly to Florida for a training camp on Thursday.
A statement free on weekday said: the first few days of pre-season coaching are going to be focussed on fitness training and can continue as planned underneath the steerage of the fitness, medical, learning and sports science teams at the club’s training Centre.
Ex-Chelsea captain John Terry said there’s “no one higher equipped” to manage the club than his former team-mate.
Rams boss Lampard has been given permission to speak to the club where he spent thirteen years a player
speculation he can take over from Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard made 648 appearances at Chelsea, winning eleven major trophies with them, since joining from childhood club West Ham for a fee of £11m in 2001.