Derby County manager, Frank Lampard has revealed that he is looking forward to seeing Jose Mourinho as his team clashes with Manchester United in the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
According to Lampard who played under Mourinho at Chelsea, the encounter will be a tough and challenging one.
“We know what we’re coming up against. A great Manchester United team that’s been put together,” Lampard was quoted by Goal as saying at a press conference ahead of the clash.
“The fact we’re on tally against one of the best teams in the Premier League is a challenge for us.
“It’s going to be a very tough task.
He added: “I’m looking forward to seeing Mourinho.
“On a personal level, he was a manager who was very influential on my career.
“We’ve spoken in the last 24 hours to congratulate me but it was very brief but we talked family.
“I learned a lot from him and I appreciate it.”
Below is the former Chelsea player speaking on his objectives with Derby County for this season.
“From the first day of pre-season, my aim when I talk to the squad is that we want to be successful, and that means promotion,” the Rams’ new manager told the Derby Telegraph.
“I am not saying we will get there, but it has to be the aim at the start of the season.”
“Over the course of a season there will be down times and up times, and as a team we have to be dogged and strong,” he said.
“I’m here to succeed and be competitive, that’s something I’ve had in my career, fortunately, from being in very strong teams.
“At the start of the season, our aim was always to be the best we can be. Normally, that was winning titles.