Frank Lampard is ‘planning a return to management’ just two months after being sacked by Everton as the former Chelsea midfielder refuses to throw in the towel on his coaching ambitions
- Frank Lampard has pledged to continue in charge just two months after leaving Everton
- Despite being relegated by Chelsea and the Toffees, he is keen to be in the dugout
- Leicester City, Southampton, Fulham and Crystal Palace are all possible options
Frank Lampard could be considering a number of options as he vows to return to management despite being twice fired by clubs, according to a new report.
The former West Ham and Chelsea midfielder has not had it easy in his transition to the dug-out.
First, he was sacked as Chelsea manager in 2021, before he was jettisoned from the hotseat at Everton in January when the Toffees were in a relegation battle.
While some may have believed that Lampard, 44, may have shied away from the world of management after those experiences, he has vowed to move on, and The Sun reports that he will find options at Leicester City, Southampton, Fulham or Crystal Palace.
Palace are looking for a new manager after Patrick Vieira was sacked on Friday, and Lampard is among those thought to be in the running for the top job at Selhurst Park.
Frank Lampard is considering a number of future managerial roles at various teams
The Crystal Palace job is currently up for grabs following the sacking of Patrick Vieira on Friday
Fulham manager Marco Silva has been linked with the Spurs job, which could open up
Southampton bosses’ merry-go-round could continue, especially if bottom-of-the-table Saints are relegated in May.
Brendan Rodgers has been under pressure as Leicester City manager for a long time, and the ax may be inevitable if the owners are not impressed with where they end up at the end of the current Premier League campaign.
Meanwhile, Fulham’s Marco Silva has been linked with the Tottenham job as Antonio Conte’s departure appears to be a question of when rather than if, especially following the Italian’s rare rant against players and senior officials at Spurs on Saturday of the night
Earlier this week, Ashley Cole defended his former Chelsea and England team-mate following his departure from Everton amid difficult circumstances for the Merseyside club.
Cole, 42, was Lampard’s assistant at Everton, and also left Goodison Park in January as the club looked to sort things out in their quest for survival.
Ashley Cole worked with Lampard at Everton, but admitted it was always going to be difficult
Now assistant with England under-21s, Cole said: ‘Frank will have a lot of challenges that we don’t know, as coaches, and things that are beyond us. How he has to manage up and manage the staff around him, of course it will be difficult.
‘Maybe it’s a transitional period for the club, (so) it’s always going to be difficult. It’s a humungous club. We want to do better for the club, but is it just because we’re there at the wrong time?’
Under new management in the form of Sean Dyche, Everton have pushed themselves up the Premier League table, and now sit in 15th place.
Meanwhile, Sportsmail previously reported that Lampard is also in the running to become the next England Under-21s manager, alongside Scott Parker and Steven Gerrard.