Former Scotland manager Alex McLeish claims he has heard rumours regarding Frank Lampard taking over at Celtic.
The 42-year-old has been out of work since his sacking at Chelsea back in January. He was immediately linked with becoming Neil Lennon’s long-term successor at Parkhead following the Northern Irishman’s resignation.
Lampard’s Celtic meeting?
Lampard was reportedly open to a move to Glasgow back in February, however, those rumours appeared to have died down in recent weeks.
That was until McLeish, talking to Football Insider, revealed he’s ‘heard whispers’ that Lampard has met with the Hoops hierarchy.
Should Celtic appoint Lampard?
He also believes fans would be excited at the prospect of the former England international taking over at Celtic Park.
“I’m hearing whispers that Frank Lampard was seen with the Celtic directors. No matter what, the rumour mill will continue to thrive until an appointment is finally made.
“I think the fans would love a big name. There’s no doubt about it, they’ll be looking for that kind of personality.”
Transfer Tavern take
McLeish’s claim is certainly a bit of a bombshell – just imagine the balance of mutual respect and rivalry between Lampard and Steven Gerrard. However, as he mentioned, the rumour mill will more than likely remain in full flow until an appointment is made.
Bringing Lampard to Celtic, to us, would be an interesting move. He impressed with Derby in the Championship, taking them to the play-off final and led the Blues to a FA Cup Final in his only full season at Stamford Bridge.
A Parkhead rebuild is required this summer, so you could argue that a boss with more experience may be a better choice. However, should Lampard succeed Lennon, we would then see him face off against Gerrard in a different setting, a duel that would only serve to bring more eyes to Scottish football.
In other news: Broadcaster’s six-word admission on Jesse Marsch will come as a blow to some Celtic fans, find out more here.
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