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Frank Lampard's appointment at Chelsea is a 'matter of time' now as Derby owner Mel Morris admits delay was due to manager being on vacation

By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline

Published: 11:23 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 11:33 BST, 1 July 2019

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Derby owner Mel Morris admits Frank Lampard is just moments away from becoming Chelsea manager.

Lampard is imminently expected to take over the reins at Chelsea following Maurizio Sarri's departure from Stamford Bridge - having shone during his first season in management at Derby.

And Morris, has reluctantly accepted that Lampard's return to west London is just a 'matter of time' now, before claiming his appointment has been delayed largely due to the former midfielder being on vacation.  

Frank Lampard is expected to take over at Chelsea imminently after impressing with Derby

Frank Lampard is expected to take over at Chelsea imminently after impressing with Derby

Morris told talkSPORT: 'Frank and I discussed this eventuality. Frank and Chelsea need to

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