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The Reason Why Frank Lampard Won't Feature As A Pundit For The Rest Of The World Cup

The Reason Why Frank Lampard Won't Feature As A Pundit For The Rest Of The World Cup

It was a stellar cast on pundit duty for England's World Cup match against Panama.

Presenter Gary Lineker was joined by some England legends in Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard.

The Three Lions ran out 6-1 winners against Panama and it sent supporters into meltdown. Every social media post was raging with the 'it's coming home' hype.

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But there's a piece of news which could dampen spirits ever so slightly: Lampard won't be seen for the rest of the World Cup coverage.

It's a pity because the Chelsea legend has offered some brilliant insight as a pundit this summer, not to mention getting involved in some banter with former teammate Didier Drogba.

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But there's a reason for his absence for the rest of the competition.

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As per the Mirror, Lampard needs to begin his venture as Derby County boss next season, with pre-season training looming.

The Rams lost out to Fulham for a promotion place in the playoffs, after they finished sixth in the Championship last season.

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Lampard will hope to get the Midlands side over the line and promoted this time around.

The 40-year-old was asked ahead of the World Cup whether his TV work will affect his work as a manager. He responded:

"It doesn't interfere with the Derby pre-season," Lampard said.

I will fulfil that commitment, because that's how I am.

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"It will be nice to be out there looking at players, although that's not to say I'll be scouting Messi! But I'll be fully prepared.

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Credit: PA

"It will be my last commitment before I go full pelt into this, because this job (at Derby) is too big. This job has to take everything, all my concentration and attention, and it will do."

Either way, Lamps will be sorely missed on our screens this summer.

Topics: Football News, Lampard, Football, England, World Cup

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