Ex-Chelsea boss Lampard ‘closing in on’ Norwich job

Date published: Thursday 11th November 2021 3:11 - Joe Williams

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is inching closer to becoming the new Norwich City boss, according to reports.

The ex-England international was sacked last season and replaced by Thomas Tuchel, who went on to win the Champions League and currently leads the Premier League.

And Lampard is now in line to get back into management with Norwich, who sacked head coach Daniel Farke just hours after winning their first Premier League game of the season.

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The German’s departure from Carrow Road was announced shortly after their 2-1 victory at Brentford last weekend.

Farke had been under increasing pressure after the Canaries failed to win any of their opening 10 games in the top flight this term.

And now the Daily Mail claims that Lampard is ‘closing in on becoming the next Norwich manager’ after he was interviewed by the Premier League club.

Former Chelsea team-mate Petr Cech has backed Lampard to be successful if he takes the reins at Norwich this season.

“He has all the qualities to be a Premier League manager,” Cech told talkSPORT.

“If anybody is interested and anybody comes to speak to him, if they have the right project for Frank, he loves football and loves coaching with the same passion he had for playing.

“I’m not surprised his name is coming up now and it will only be a matter of time before he returns to the Premier League.”

Meanwhile, his uncle, Harry Redknapp, claimed earlier this week that Lampard would fancy the Aston Villa job, which has now gone to Steven Gerrard.

Redknapp said: “The Aston Villa job, for sure, is one that would interest him.

“It’s been a funny old time,’ he added. ‘Dean Smith getting the sack at Villa, I was disappointed to see that one.

“He did a great job there, real Villa man, loves the club. A bit like Chris Wilder when he left Sheffield United.

“I think it’s been difficult. Grealish went, how do you replace him? They were almost a one-man team when I saw them last year, he was so good.

“The people who have come in haven’t hit the ground running and I think he [Smith] needed more time. But the job is up for grabs and there will be plenty of people interested. Villa is a great club.

“Norwich is also a smashing club run by good people. So they’re two good jobs for somebody.”


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