Whenever a club legend, such as Ole Gunnar Schoscar or Mikel Arteta, goes back to their former club as manager, fans are universally jubilant! They think maybe this old legend can bring a youthful perspective to the club and recreate the glory days when they were playing. This was undoubtedly the expectation when Frank Lampard rejoined Chelsea as a Manager. But just 18 months later, after this dream appointment, Frank was shown the revolving Chelsea door in the opposite direction and let go. But if Frank, the manager, is anything like Frank the player, it won’t be long before he is looking for his latest challenge and secures himself a managerial position at another top club. Given the magnitude and significance of Frank’s name in the football scene, it should come as no surprise that even online bookmakers and betting sites have taken a keen interest in his future. As a matter of fact, most betting sites offer the possibility to place a bet on where Frank will land next, so click here to find out more about the best online bookmakers on the market.
Crystal Palace are currently sitting 13th with Ex-England Manager Roy Hodgson at the helm. Even though Crystal Palace have a manager and no official announcement has been made that Roy is leaving, there are strong rumours that this summer could see the departure of Roy Hodgson. Crystal Palace’s owner Simon Jordan is quoted as saying, “Frank Lampard would make a good fit as Crystal Palace’s Next Manager”. Pair that with the fact that managers don’t like to move around a lot and tend to look for jobs near where they live, making a London club very likely for Frank.
Some might see Bournemouth as a step back for Frank after managing a Premier League team, but perhaps going back to the Championship is just what Frank needs. Bournemouth are inevitably going to move back to the Premier League over the next few years, and it’s a great learning opportunity for Frank. Despite being linked to the club by the media, Frank says he has no current plans to go to Bournemouth, but let’s see how he is feeling in the summer.
Scotland has produced some of the finest players and managers in the Premier League of all time. Taking a top job in Scotland is seen as a great challenge as you are guaranteed European football as well as a competitive race to the title. Fan’s also can’t ignore the rivalry between Frank and Steven Gerard, which would bring even more global interest to the Scottish League.
An American Club – Any MLS side?
As many of you will know, Frank Lampard ended his career in America’s MLS, playing for New York City. So perhaps a move to America is on the cards again. With his former England Teammate David Beckham owning Inter Miami, perhaps Frank could be going there if things don’t work out for current manager Phil Neville. Or maybe he returns to New York City as a coach. Or even Canadian side Toronto which saw England legend Jermaine Defoe play there towards the end of his career.
Even though Chelsea may have been a little too early for fledgling manager Frank Lampard, we are confident given enough time, he will be a world-class manager, and who knows, maybe he will darken Chelsea’s doorstop one more time before he retires.