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Arsenal goalkeeper Cech backing Lampard for managerial success

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is backing Derby County boss Frank Lampard for managerial success.

And Cech admits he now wants to follow former Chelsea teammate Lampard and fellow Premier League legend Steven Gerrard, now starting out as boss of Scottish giants Rangers, into the dugout when he finally hangs up his gloves.

He said: “If you look at the pedigree in his family, it has always been football and coaching.

“He always had it in him, somehow, and as he got more experienced and older, obviously he inclined more towards coaching.

“It's great to see him getting the opportunity to see how he can cope with that because it is a completely different world being a player and being a manager.

“His dad [Frank Senior] was a coach in an elite club, so he will get some help as well, and obviously from Harry [Redknapp, his uncle]. And Frank was a player who thought about football.

“When you play all your life in one of the best clubs in the best league in the world, in midfield, then obviously you have to have a good reading of the game and a good understanding, and that's to his advantage.

“I can say he has always been a character who was not afraid to say what he thinks. He has everything a manager needs to have and everything going for him to be successful."

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