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Redknapp admits helping Chelsea boss Lampard land Derby job

Harry Redknapp has revealed he played a hand in Frank Lampard becoming manager of Derby County.

The 41-year-old impressed enough in his debut season at Pride Park to be named as Maurizio Sarri's successor at Chelsea.

And Redknapp says he advised Rams owner Mel Morris to appoint a young manager at the start of last summer.

"A year ago, when Derby had lost their manager and I rang Mel Morris (Derby's owner) and asked him who he was going to give the job to and he said an experienced manager. And I said 'Mel, you keep picking managers and you are not doing very well at the moment," Redknapp said.

"I said 'take Frank Lampard' and he said 'no, I want experience', so I said 'take Frank Lampard! He will be a different class for you, he will bring so much to your football club - he is a special talent.'

"In the end he listened and two months later, he is ringing me and saying 'Harry, I am so glad I listened to you he is amazing.'"

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