Former Chelsea coach Frank Lampard has emerged as a potential pick to become the next manager of West Bromwich Albion.

According to the Express and Star, the Baggies have bookmarked Lampard as a likeable contender to become their next boss.

Sam Allardyce confirmed he would not remain at the Hawthorns next season after failing to prevent the side’s Premier League relegation.

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With another campaign in the Championship looming, West Brom are looking for strong applicants who can promote them straight back into the big leagues.

Lampard is currently free for inspection, having been relieved of his duties by Chelsea in January.

England’s iconic midfielder led his beloved club to a top four finish and an FA Cup final during his debut term in the Stamford Bridge dugout.

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Following an influx of finances and new signings, Lampard suffered during his second spell and was replaced by Thomas Tuchel in January.

West Brom might look favourably upon the ex-Blues man because of his prior experience in the second division.

He guided Derby County to a play-off final in what was his first senior role in management.

Crystal Palace are also said to be courting Lampard, who need someone to takeover from the departing Roy Hodgson.

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This could be the ideal job for Frank.

I think taking over another Premier League outfit right now would be unwise, considering the pressure he’d be under to perform.

Some of that strain would be removed if he moved to West Brom, but with enough scrutiny to keep him motivated.

Of course, the expectation will to get the Baggies instantly promoted.

Lamps nearly did it with Derby, so why couldn’t he go one step further this time around?

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