STANLEY boss John Coleman hopes Derby boss Frank Lampard makes a success of his managerial career, as the Reds welcome the Rams to the Wham Stadium this afternoon.

The two teams meet in the FA Cup fourth round with Stanley seeking an upset.

In one dug-out will be Coleman, who last month passed 1,000 games in charge, while Lampard is just 33 matches into his managerial reign.

“He’s well educated in the game, and I’ve got a lot of respect for him.” Coleman said.

“What he’s done as a player, and I think he’s done well as a manager already, even though he’s only in the infancy of his managerial career.”

But Coleman shrugged off any suggestion that the three-time Premier League winner should be applauded for starting in the second tier.

“I hear people getting plaudits for taking lower clubs, meaning anything outside of the Premiership. But it’s a great level to start is the Championship," said the Reds boss.

“There’s plenty of managers that have had to start a lot lower than Frank.

“There’s so many managers, who are out of work that would jump at the opportunity of a big club like Derby

“But fair play to him, he’s shown that he can cope with it.

“It’s a massive job to walk into, but give him his due he’s embraced it, and done really well, and you’ve got to take your hat off to him for that.

“Well done to him and I hope he continues to have success, just not on Saturday.”