Former Premier League defender Steve Howey believes that Frank Lampard will not take the Celtic manager’s position if offered.
Howey not convinced
The 42-year-old was recently sacked by Chelsea in their typical and brutal fashion, with the former Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel taking over the reins.
Before Saturday’s Scottish Premiership games, the Hoops were 18 points behind arch-rivals Rangers, who look likely to stop Celtic’s pursuit of 10-in-a-row.
Speaking exclusively to Football Transfer Tavern, Howey responded when asked if he could see Lampard making the jump north of the border.
“I don’t know. I mean, I think he’d probably want to try and keep himself in the Premier League. It was such a high profile job, Chelsea.
“You’ve heard that his name being bandied about for the Bournemouth job. For me, without being disrespectful to Bournemouth, that is a huge come down.
“Steven Gerrard has done brilliantly. I’ve always thought I wouldn’t mind Rangers actually doing something purely because it was just becoming so boring. It’s just Celtic, Celtic, Celtic. I’m so pleased now there’s that turn.
“It’s actually gone too far the other way if you want, it hasn’t even been a challenge this year. But I can’t see him (Lampard) going for that one. I think he’d try and keep himself at a Premier League team.”
Transfer Tavern Verdict
It is a huge challenge for whoever takes over from Lennon if the board decide to relieve him of his duties at the end of the current campaign.
Even if the Northern Irish tactician keeps his job, the supporters will be on his back almost immediately and will demand nothing else other than winning the title.
We agree with Howey here. The pressure may put Lampard off at this time and may require a manager with more experience.
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