Frank Lampard 'set to be appointed Norwich manager' in further blow to Rangers


Norwich are reportedly set to appoint Frank Lampard as their new manager. The Canaries have been on the lookout for a new boss since sacking Daniel Farke after Saturday’s 2-1 win at Brentford. Norwich are currently bottom of the Premier League, with five points from their 11 matches so far this season.

Lampard has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea in January.

The former England midfielder has been linked with the vacancy at Rangers following Steven Gerrard’s departure to Aston Villa.

But Rangers look set to miss out on Lampard as talkSPORT claims he is set to take over at Carrow Road.

If Lampard’s appointment is confirmed, his first match in charge would be the visit of Southampton on November 20.

Norwich then host Wolves before trips to Newcastle and Tottenham.

Norwich would be Lampard’s third job in management after spells at Derby County and Chelsea.

He came close to leading Derby to promotion before leaving the club in the summer of 2019.

Lampard then led Chelsea to Champions League qualification in his first season in charge despite not being able to spend due to the club’s transfer ban.

But after splashing out on new signings last summer, Lampard was unable to replicate his debut campaign at Stamford Bridge and was relieved of his duties at the beginning of the year.

Lampard is among the favourites to replace Gerrard at Rangers.

But it appears Norwich are set to beat the SPFL champions to his signature.

Gerrard was appointed Aston Villa manager on a three-and-a-half-year deal on Thursday morning.

Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan felt Lampard would have been a good replacement for the Liverpool legend.

“I do [think Lampard would be good],” Jordan said on talkSPORT.

“On one hand, part of me thinks Frank shouldn’t be following a peer into a job, but that’s not how football works.

“I think from a stardust point of view and from a capability point of view, Lampard goes there.

“I think Lampard kind of shoes in, kind of follows the blueprint that they took with Gerrard.

“In fact he’s probably less of a risk than they took with Gerrard because he’s already done some managerial work, he’s already been at a certain level, and he already understands the iconography because he did it at Chelsea for 18 months.”

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