TalkSPORT pundit Darren Bent has urged Frank Lampard to avoid the Newcastle United manager’s job should it become available.

The 42-year-old was relieved of his duties by Chelsea yesterday morning after overseeing a poor run at Stamford Bridge.

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The Blues are currently ninth in the Premier League table and are five points off the top four.

Action has been taken, and Thomas Tuchel has been named as the new man at helm.

Lampard’s dismissal has obviously been a huge talking point, and talk is already turning to where he might end up next.

With Newcastle United really struggling under Steve Bruce, some have suggested a move to St. James’ park could be in the offing.

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Laura Woods put that to Bent on talkSPORT this morning, but the former striker reckons he should steer well clear.


He said at 8:39am: “I wouldn’t do that. There’s a real negativity around the football club and if he steps in there and it doesn’t go to plan again, you’re going to end up under even more pressure.

“The Geordie fans are obviously unhappy at the minute anyway. They’re unhappy with the owner. So for me, for Frank, I wouldn’t go near that job, no.”

Lampard not ready for Newcastle job

If Lampard is smart, he will heed Bent’s advice and steer clear of St. James’ if the job did become available.

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Not that too many Newcastle fans would actually take him, but it would certainly be a massive job to go into after getting the sack from Chelsea.

He definitely wouldn’t have the luxury of spending as much as he did at Chelsea.

He clearly needs more managerial experience before looking at other Premier League jobs.

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