Former England international goalkeeper Paul Robinson is excited over the possible Celtic managerial appointment of Frank Lampard.
Lampard to Parkhead?
Recently dismissed from the Chelsea dugout, the 42-year-old has been heavily linked with a possible move to Glasgow, with his former international teammate Steven Gerrard currently managing Rangers.
It has been a season to forget for the Bhoys as they found themselves 21 points behind the Gers before Wednesday’s trip to St Mirren, with the Green Brigade putting pressure on the board to sack Neil Lennon.
Despite this, Robinson believes that Lampard can have a decisive influence in Scotland if he takes the reins from Lennon next summer.
“It could have a huge financial impact on Scottish football,” he told Football Insider.
“A Lampard-Gerrard twist on the Old Firm would be incredible. The Old Firm games are already very well watched and loved by millions around the world but Steven Gerrard’s move to Rangers has seen its profile rise.
“Rangers as a club have risen among English supporters, many want to watch Gerrard and see how his team is doing.
“I think Frank would have the same impact at Celtic if he went there. It would be a massive opportunity for Celtic and Frank.”
Transfer Tavern Verdict
Robinson is right. The feud between Lampard and Gerrard would bring a tremendous amount of viewer engagement to Scotland, which could result in a significant financial boost.
This may be something that is too good for Celtic to turn down on the back of the 2020/21 campaign. But after Lennon was publically backed by the board before Christmas, it could be a hint that the Irish tactician is here to stay at Parkhead for the foreseeable future.
Time will tell, but it is an episode that plenty of the club’s supporters will want to see an end to, and soon.
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