Frank Lampard was sacked by Chelsea earlier in this season after the club’s poor run of form. Lampard did show some signs of being a good manager. He led the West London club to a top-four finish in his first season at the helm of the club, despite its transfer ban.
However, Lampard’s lack of experience and flaws in terms of man-management eventually ended up costing him his job.
At just 42-years-old, it is unlikely that Lampard’s managerial career is over. The following are possible next destinations for him.
Roy Hodgson is set to turn 74 later this year and with his contract at Crystal Palace set to expire at the end of the season, it looks unlikely that the Eagles will retain him.
The Eagles have been underwhelming in the past two years and need a fresh start. Signing a manager like Lampard will be a good statement of intent from a club that should be aiming to finish strongly in the top half of the table rather than on the bottom half.
Tottenham are without a manager after recently parting ways with Jose Mourinho and Ryan Mason taking charge of the club until the end of the season.
After many years of underachievement, Spurs do need to appoint a high-profile manager in order to try and influence their star players into committing their futures to the club rather than seeking greener pastures elsewhere.
The Lilywhites could offer Lampard a good chance to rebuild his credibility as a manager.
Under Steve Bruce, the Magpies have continued to underperform, though it must be said that Bruce has never really been given significant funds to invest in new transfers.
Lampard joining the Magpies could present a fresh start for both manager and player. However, it may be a poisoned chalice.