Lampard has been strongly tipped to replace Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge, although Derby are said to be relaxed about the situation having yet to receive contact.
Meanwhile, Monk's Birmingham future was thrown into doubt on Thursday, amid reports the 40-year-old's relationship with the club's board has grown strained.
Monk has previously managed Swansea City, Leeds United and Middlesbrough, with mixed success, but helped to keep Birmingham up in his first two months in charge, before steering them clear of relegation last term - against a backdrop of financial problems which led to a nine-point deduction.
And the following Derby supporters would seemingly welcome the former centre-back at Pride Park...
Not that bothered about Lampard. He’s still got a lot to learn; and at least we’ll see more of Marriott next season. Hopefully he’ll give us some good loans. I’d like Jokanovic or Monk #dcfc— Will Halford (@dcfcwilliam) June 14, 2019
no manager is bigger than Derby County, if Lampards head isn't in the job then get rid. Who do we bring in? Jokanovic a good shout... Monk?— Harry (@harrypdean) June 14, 2019
If lamps goes wouldn’t mind monk tbf— Derby Lad (@derby_lad) June 13, 2019
Always thought Lampard’s knitwear game was dead anyway. Monk in for that reason alone.— Chris Lawn (@cLawn92) June 13, 2019
F*** it. Gary Monk’s Derby County it is.
Gary Monk leaving Birmingham you say?— ‘ (@dcfcAjames) June 13, 2019
That being said...
Don’t know what’s more depressing..lampard leaving or some derby fans wanting gary monk to get the job..#dcfc— LondonRam (@RamAbrazil1970) June 14, 2019
Lampard spent the bulk of his playing career at Chelsea, where he won multiple honours and remains the club's highest ever goalscorer.
But the 40-year-old only has one season in senior management under his belt, although that ended in a narrow play-off final defeat to Birmingham's city rivals, Aston Villa.
Would Monk be a good appointment for Derby?
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