Frank Lampard has a few fans within the walls of Crystal Palace as they look to potentially replace Roy Hodgson as manager, according to the Daily Mail.

Palace are yet to make a decision on Hodgson’s future at Selhurst Park, as they begin to line up possible substitutes.

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Burnley’s Sean Dyche is being pushed forward as the top candidate, but the Eagles also have their eyes on a few other names.

As per the Daily Mail, Chris Wilder, Eddie Howe, and Lampard all have admirers within the Palace hierarchy.

The trio is currently out of work and available to be snapped up by a new club.

Lampard was removed from his post at Chelsea in January, following a string of poor results and performances that left them mid-table in the Premier League.

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Chelsea’s English head coach Frank Lampard looks on during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Chelsea and Luton Town at Stamford Bridge in London on January 24, 2021. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

He was swiftly replaced by Thomas Tuchel, who has transformed the team into genuine top four challengers once more.

It was a sorry end to Lampard’s managerial spell at Stamford Bridge.

However, the 42-year-old might not be out of work for too long.

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Another report from the Daily Mail suggested that the iconic Blues midfielder had emerged as surprise candidate for the England U21s job.

 

Aidy Boothroyd is currently struggling with the Three Lions away on European Championship duty and could well be axed if they are knocked out of the tournament.

This may well pave the way for Lampard’s route back into management.

The Chelsea Chronicle View

I think it would be great for Frank to get back on the horse whenever he feels comfortable in doing so.

His legacy certainly wasn’t damaged towards the end his Chelsea reign, but it certainly didn’t improve it.

A fresh start with a side under less pressure than the Blues might be exactly what he needs.  

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