Frank Lampard “is already planning a return to management” just two months after being sacked by Everton with the former Chelsea midfielder refusing to throw in the towel on his managerial ambitions.
- Frank Lampard has promised to continue managing just two months after Everton’s departure
- Despite being sacked by Chelsea and the Toffees, he is looking forward to being on the bench.
- Leicester City, Southampton, Fulham and Crystal Palace are all possible options.
Frank Lampard could consider a number of options as he vows to return to management despite twice being burned by clubs, according to a new report.
The former West Ham and Chelsea midfielder has not had an easy life in his transition to the bench.
First, he was sacked as Chelsea manager in 2021, before being sacked from the hot seat at Everton in January as the Toffees found themselves in relegation contention.
While some might have believed that Lampard, 44, would be able to avoid the world of management after those experiences, he vowed to move on and The Sun reports that he could find options in Leicester City, Southampton, Fulham or Crystal Palace.
Palace are looking for a new manager after sacking Patrick Vieira from the role on Friday, and Lampard was one of those thought to be in the running for the top job at Selhurst Park.
Frank Lampard is considering a number of future management roles with various teams.
The Crystal Palace job is currently available after the sacking of Patrick Vieira on Friday.
Fulham manager Marco Silva has been linked with working for Spurs, which could make a start.
The Southampton Chiefs merry-go-round could continue, especially if the bottom-table Saints are relegated in May.
Brendan Rodgers has been under pressure as Leicester City manager for quite some time, and he may not be able to avoid the ax if the owners aren’t impressed with where they’ll end up at the end of the current Premier League campaign.
Meanwhile, Fulham’s Marco Silva is linked to Tottenham’s job as Antonio Conte’s departure appears to be a matter of when rather than if, especially after the Italian’s extraordinary tirade against Spurs players and senior officials on Saturday night.
Earlier this week, Ashley Cole defended her former Chelsea and England teammate following his departure from Everton amid difficult circumstances for the Merseyside club.
Cole, 42, was Lampard’s assistant at Everton, also leaving Goodison Park in January as the club looked to turn things around in their quest for safety.
Ashley Cole worked with Lampard at Everton, but accepted that it was always going to be difficult
Now an assistant to the England under-21 team, Cole said: “Frank would have had a lot of challenges that we as managers didn’t know about and things that were above us.” How you have to manage and manage the staff around you, of course it will be difficult.
‘Maybe it was a transition period for the club, (then) it was always going to be difficult. It is a gigantic club. We wanted to do better for the club, but was it just that we were there at a bad time?’
Under the new management of Sean Dyche, Everton have pushed themselves up the Premier League table and now sit 15th.
Meanwhile, Sportsmail previously reported that Lampard is also in the running to become the next England Under-21 manager, along with Scott Parker and Steven Gerrard.