Frank Lampard has emerged as a managerial candidate for West Brom this summer, as the Baggies look to replace the departed Sam Allardyce.
The Lowdown: Search for a new manager
After a disappointing season that saw West Brom relegated back to the Championship, the search is on for a new manager at the Hawthorns.
Allardyce has moved on after failing to keep the Baggies in the Premier League and a host of names have been linked with replacing him, including Barnsley boss Valerian Ismael.
Who would be better for West Brom?
The Latest: Lampard linked with job
The latest name to emerge is Lampard, with the Express & Star reporting that West Brom are keen on acquiring the Chelsea legend’s signature.
The 42-year-old is on the lookout for a new job and open to Championship offers after being sacked by the Blues earlier in the year, and has been hailed as ‘amazing’ by their current manager Thomas Tuchel.
The Verdict: A risky choice?
Lampard remains a relatively unknown quantity in management, making West Brom snapping him up a risk, but he is an exciting young option.
The former England midfielder did an impressive job with Derby in the Championship, guiding them to the playoff final in 2019 and playing good football along the way – the Rams escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth this season with Wayne Rooney at the helm.
Another Premier League job may arguably be too soon for Lampard, but taking charge of a promotion-chasing team could be ideal, and he could also boast good links to Chelsea in terms of attracting loan signings – Blues star Mason Mount scored nine times under Lampard at Pride Park back in the 2018/19 campaign.
In other news, another manager has been linked with the vacant West Brom job. Find out who it is here.
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