Report: Lampard wants to take 'fantastic' Chelsea coach to Everton with him

Frank Lampard is reportedly looking to raid Chelsea for their coach Anthony Barry if he can land the Everton job.

Lampard, 43, has been heavily linked with the vacant manager’s job at Everton this week.

According to The Sun, the ex-Chelsea boss will be given a second interview by Everton’s owner Farhad Moshiri during the next 24 hours.

It is understood he will try recruit Blues coach Barry if he becomes manager at Goodison Park.

The report names him as the mastermind behind Chelsea’s success from set-pieces, as well as calling him one of the brightest young British coaches around.

Lampard previously worked alongside Barry when he was Chelsea boss, but the latter has stayed at Stamford Bridge to work under current manager Thomas Tuchel.

Tuchel’s clearly a big fan of Liverpool-born coach Barry, describing him as “fantastic” last year.

“He’s (Barry) a fantastic guy with a fantastic character, very open and friendly,” Tuchel said last March.

“He has top quality in analysing games and giving his opinion. He is very comfortable on the pitch when he is in charge of exercises and he is very comfortable in front of the group. He is in charge and the specialist for all set pieces, so he is doing the video sessions and training for set pieces, and is the assistant in any other exercises.”

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Lampard can fit Everton like a glove

Yes, it was upsetting when club legend Lampard was fired by Chelsea just over 12 months ago.

The Blues have gone on to great success under Tuchel, but Lampard did a great job during a year and a half in charge given all the circumstances.

Everton are crying out for a fresh start after the anger around Rafael Benitez’s reign on Merseyside.

The Toffees supporters will want someone in charge that tries to play attack-minded football, which fits the criteria from what Lampard’s try to achieve during his time in management with Chelsea and Derby County.

He’s also a high-profile name that should help attract plenty of quality. For example, highly-rated coach Barry is already linked with Everton before he’s even got the job.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.