Report: Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard admired by PL club

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.

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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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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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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.