Multiple outlets have reported that Frank Lampard is in the race to become the next Newcastle United manager.
On Monday afternoon, the Telegraph claimed that the former Chelsea boss is being considered as a replacement for Steve Bruce. The Sun have added that Lampard is one of the leading contenders for the job.
Newcastle are yet to confirm Bruce’s departure, despite multiple reports stating that he will be relieved on his duties before the Tottenham game on Sunday.
While Bruce remains in the job, multiple managers have been linked with taking his place.
Lampard is one of options with the least experience, having only managed two clubs so far.
Is Super Frank the right man for the job?
The 43-year-old got his big break at Derby, where he narrowly missed out on promotion after losing in the 2019 playoff final to Aston Villa.
That proved to be his final game for the Rams, shockingly getting the Chelsea job that summer.
Lampard impressed early on at Stamford Bridge, despite being shackled by a transfer ban. He gave multiple young players their big break at Chelsea, which is probably his legacy as manager there.
He certainly impressed Antonio Conte, another man who has been linked with the Newcastle job.
Back in May 2020, Conte told Sky Sports: “He has the skills, the ability, to become one of the best managers in the world.”
Sadly things eventually turned sour, and Lampard was sacked after 18 months in charge. He was quickly replaced by Thomas Tuchel, who was able to win the Champions League with the same squad, managing to get a lot more out of the players than Lampard.
Since then Lampard has been out of work, with his reputation somewhat dented. It’s hard to know how good he is as a manager, considering his limited experience.
He got the Chelsea job way too early. But is he the ideal man to replace Steve Bruce at St James’ Park?
Defensively we’re poor right now, which as an area that Lampard has struggled in during his managerial career.
Newcastle fans have reacted to the Lampard rumours on Twitter, and there are a lot of supporters who aren’t interested in seeing the former England midfielder join the club.