Frank Lampard is still in the race to become the next Newcastle United manager.

That’s according to the Telegraph, who state that Graeme Jones could be in charge for the next three games.

Jones is the interim manager following Steve Bruce’s departure, and could manage the Magpies against Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Brighton. Jones has confirmed himself that he will be in charge for at least the next two games.

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After the Brighton game there is an international break, and that is when the new owners hope to make a decision by with regards to who the next manager will be.

It was looking like Paulo Fonseca would be Bruce’s replacement, with reports that a long-term contract was going to be offered to the 48-year-old.

However, there could still be a twist in the tale.

 

Would Frank Lampard be a good appointment for Newcastle?

The Telegraph state that some members of the consortium want a manager with Premier League experience. Sadly for Fonseca, he doesn’t have that.

One man who does is Frank Lampard. And the Telegraph add that PIF like the idea of appointing someone like the ex-Chelsea boss as he is a big name.

They reportedly believe that bringing in a big name will help attract players and sponsors to the club. Lampard is certainly that based on his career as a player, whereas Fonseca probably wouldn’t have as much pulling power.

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It’s a sound strategy from PIF, but appointing Lampard would certainly be a risk given his lack of experience.

He’s spent a season in the Championship with Derby where he nearly won promotion and 18 months at Chelsea where things were much tougher. It’s hard to judge how good he truly is.

And with Newcastle still sitting in the relegation zone, bringing in Lampard could be considered a big risk.

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