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Lampard finding his personality in management

"Frank will learn as he goes along about his own managerial personality but he seems a pretty calm guy"

17 September 2018

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Both bosses in the dugout on Tuesday night are at different ends of the management spectrum, but Tony Mowbray says he's looking forward to locking horns with Derby County chief Frank Lampard.

Mowbray is set to take charge of his 606th match in management, whilst Lampard will settle in for game number 10 of his early life as boss.
 
The Chelsea legend was appointed Rams boss in the summer, and could be set for a ban following his sending off in the defeat at Rotherham United at the weekend.
 
Usually mild mannered during his playing days, Lampard was sent off just four times in a distinguished playing career that amassed almost 1,000 games.
 
But Mowbray is aware that emotions run even higher in the management game.
 
“You want to be successful in your first job and he has a good vehicle to do that in Derby who will have aspirations to get out of this division this season," the boss began.
 
“They have a young manager with huge pedigree. He wants to be successful, to win games. His frustration is there and we even saw Pep Guardiola moaning at the weekend after his side won 3-0!
 
“It’s in you or it isn’t. You have a gameplan and if it doesn’t work then you get frustrated. Frank will learn as he goes along about his own managerial personality but he seems a pretty calm, thoughtful guy, but football does that to you.
 
“I’ve done some daft stuff myself over the years. It’s like an out-of-body experience and you watch it back and wonder who that person is before realising it’s that idiot! It’s the emotion of the game and where it takes you."
 
The new rules allow managers to be booked or sent off for incidents, and Tony insists his record is relatively clean over the years.
 
“We go to manager meetings at the start of the season and the disciplinary details are explained. I’ve been sent to the stands probably twice in 15 years as a manager. I’ve never had a yellow card or a red card, it’s a new thing," he added.
 
“A certain manager in League Two got 15 reprimands for his conduct, I was told. It doesn’t change anything I do, you take your punishment and get on with it. Some officials are more delicate than others.
 
“You normally take things our on the fourth official, and it’s never really his fault, there’s not much he can do!
 
"Let’s hope I don’t get any red cards this season!"

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