Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard back in the mix for Crystal Palace job

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is back in the running to be Crystal Palace’s new manager.

The Eagles have had to revise their managerial plans after Lucien Favre opted not to take the job.

The Swiss had been set to sign a three-year contract to succeed Roy Hodgson, who stepped down at the end of last season, but performed a U-turn on Thursday night.

It is the second time that Palace have seen negotiations break down at an advanced stage after they withdrew from the process of appointing former Wolves chief Nuno Espirito Santo.

Lampard, along with former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, were both spoken to early on in the process.

Burnley’s Sean Dyche is also thought to be an option but the compensation – if the former Millwall centre-back was up for a move to SE25 – would be costly.

Lampard, 43, has been out of management since being sacked by Chelsea in January, with the west London outfit ninth in the Premier League table at the time.

His first spell as a boss came at Derby County. The Rams lost the Championship play-off final to Aston Villa in the 2018-19 season.

Lampard enjoyed a stellar playing career which saw him capped 106 times by England.

He won every major trophy domestically and in European football as a prolific goalscoring midfielder for the Blues – including three Premier League titles and four FA Cups.

 


 

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