The mixed fortunes of Frank Lampard’s former England teammates in management

Frank Lampard looks set to take his first steps into management with Championship side Derby County.

The former Chelsea and England midfielder agreed a three-year deal to take over at Pride Park, replacing Gary Rowett who left the club for Stoke City.

The Rams will be hoping Lampard can build on last season’s sixth place finish and playoff semi final disappointment following defeat to Fulham over two legs.

39-year old Lampard becomes the East Midlanders’ seventh managerial appointment in just three years.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of his former England team-mates who have landed key management roles.

Gareth Southgate

Southgate was handed his first managerial role at Middlesbrough in June 2006 and kept Boro in the top flight before he was sacked following their relegation three years later.

He went on to manage England Under-21s from August 2013, with the team qualifying impressively for the European Under-21 Championship, but they were knocked out in the group stages.

Southgate then impressed as caretaker manager for the senior England side following Sam Allardyce’s brief reign with wins against Malta and Scotland and draws with Slovenia and Spain. His unbeaten record saw him land the job on a permanent basis.

Phil Neville

Despite coaching at Manchester United and Valencia, prior to getting the job, Neville had only ever been in charge of a team once – for Salford City, the club he co-owns – and he had no experience in the women’s game.

He also had to apologise after sexist tweets he sent several years earlier came to light.

Gary Neville

The former Manchester United right-back was added to the England senior team coaching staff by manager Roy Hodgson in May 2012.

He was part of the backroom team for Euro 2012 and worked as Hodgson’s assistant at the 2014 World Cup and subsequent qualifying campaign for the 2016 European Championships.

Eyebrows were raised in December 2015 when he got the head coach’s job at Valencia, despite not being fluent in Spanish.

His disastrous spell in charge of the LaLiga club lasted just four months and included a 7-0 thrashing by Barcelona in the Copa del Rey.

Alan Shearer

The Premier League’s top goal-scorer turned down a coaching role with England in 2006 and similar jobs at former club Newcastle in the following years.

It was a surprise when the Magpies offered him the manager’s job in April 2009 for the remaining eight matches of the season.

Shearer was unable to keep Newcastle in the Premier League and they were relegated on the final day of the season after a 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa.

Steven Gerrard

The Liverpool great recently took his first steps into management at Rangers.

The 38-year-old had spent a brief spell coaching the Liverpool Under-18s and was thought to have had offers in England, but opted to move north of the border.

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