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Frank Lampard's got the Jose Mourinho swagger — the trophies will surely follow

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Maybe it is a natural game for the mind to play but, in the immediate aftermath of Derby’s magnificent win at Elland Road on Wednesday, Frank Lampard was reminiscent of a certain Jose Mourinho .

In fact, just before the final whistle, when he dismissively tossed back a Leeds scarf that had been thrown towards him, he cut a Mourinho figure.

Hugging the younger players in the way Mourinho once hugged him.



In January, 2014, at a dinner in honour of Jose, Lampard spoke about Mourinho’s qualities.

Of course, a decent debut season, which could get better if Derby beat Aston Villa at Wembley a week on Monday, does not make Lampard the next Mourinho.

But after Manchester United had confirmed their passage to the Europa League Final in 2017 Mourinho was also fighting to stay in control... and they had just scraped past Celta Vigo.

About his ability to make players, particularly young players, feel at ease, how he transmitted confidence, how he talked in the right tone at the right time, how he had that patriarchal touch but high expectations.
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