Lampard emerges as favourite for Norwich job

Date published: Sunday 7th November 2021 10:59 - Toby Bowles

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Frank Lampard has emerged as the bookies’ favourite to succeed Daniel Farke at Norwich City.

Lampard has been out of a job since the start of the year, when he was sacked by Chelsea following a poor run of form.

Farke, meanwhile, was given his marching orders following a 2-1 win over Brentford on Saturday – Norwich’s first victory of the season. He won two promotions with the Canaries but couldn’t cut it in the top flight.


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The result leaves Norwich level on points with Newcastle at the foot of the Premier League table, five points adrift of safety. However, their next three games against Southampton (h), Wolves (h), and Newcastle (a) could all be classed as winnable.

It remains to be seen who will be in the dugout for these fixtures but Lampard has been touted as the early favourite for the vacant position, having impressed in spells at Chelsea and during his season at Derby County.

Lampard led Derby to the Championship play-off final, losing to Aston Villa at Wembley, while at Chelsea, he achieved qualification for the Champions League in his debut season – despite being placed under a transfer embargo.

Steven Gerrard, Scott Parker and Roy Hodgson are all thought to be in contention as well.

 

 

Sporting director Stuart Webber said following Farke’s sacking: “In continuing to demand the very best for our football club, this decision was not an easy one.

“I know how determined Daniel and his staff were to succeed at this level, but we feel that now is the right time for a change to give ourselves the best opportunity of retaining our Premier League status.

“All at Norwich City should be forever grateful to Daniel and his staff for the significant role they have played in our journey. They helped deliver two Championship titles, many memorable moments and they all fully bought into our philosophy and what it means to be part of this football club.

“Daniel and his staff will always be welcome back here. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their hard work and wish them well for the future.

“It’s important that we now look forward. We have 27 league games remaining and a long way to go in the current season. We know we have the ability within our playing squad and staff to start picking up points and climbing the league table.”

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