Lost a playoff final but got to it, one off game doesn't prove much.
Spent 250m - arguable if he spent any and certainly not all of that, well known at the time part of the issue was him not getting the players he wanted and their DoF bringing in other ones
The thing with Lampard for me, is I'm just not sure he got the best out of the players. He had the likes of Mount and Tomori in that Derby team, and had a huge wage bill. I think he did a par job, given the players he had.
At Chelsea, he had a squad that another manager got to a CL final, and has shown title challenging form with. Under Lampard they were 6th or whatever. I just saw him as someone who wasnt getting the best from a squad.
I'm not sold on him to be honest. I think Rooney has done a better job at Derby when you factor in the context. And he knows the club. People dont like that, but honestly knowing a place of employment is a small advantage too.