Norwich ‘closing in on appointing Frank Lampard as their next boss’ with the former Chelsea manager set to return to the dugout for the challenge of keeping the Canaries up
- Frank Lampard is said to be closing in on becoming the next Norwich manager
- The Canaries axed boss Daniel Farke hours after they defeated Brentford 2-1
- Lampard has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea earlier this year
- Norwich are sitting rock bottom of the Premier League after 11 matches so far
Norwich are set to appoint Frank Lampard as their new manager, according to reports.
Lampard has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea at the start of 2021 but he quickly emerged as a leading candidate for the position at Carrow Road following Daniel Farke’s dismissal and talkSPORT now report he will be hired.
Norwich sit bottom of the Premier League with just one win from 11 games and Lampard will be tasked with staving off the threat of relegation.
Frank Lampard is reportedly closing in on being appointed as Norwich City’s next manager
Norwich made the decision to sack Daniel Farke just hours after their 2-1 victory at Brentford
Petr Cech, who played alongside Lampard at Chelsea, told talkSPORT he is not at all surprised he is returning to management in the top-flight.
Cech said earlier on Thursday: ‘He has all the qualities to be a Premier League manager.
‘If anybody is interested and anybody comes to speak to him, if they have the right project for Frank, he loves football and loves coaching with the same passion he had for playing.
‘I’m not surprised his name is coming up now and will only be a matter of time before he returns to the Premier League.’
Norwich are bottom of the Premier League with their only win coming away at Brentford
Farke was relieved of his duties despite guiding Norwich to their first win of the Premier League season in a 2-1 victory at fellow newly-promoted side Brentford.
That result still leaves Norwich at the foot of England’s top-flight on five points, level on points with Newcastle who are still without a victory this term following their 1-1 draw at Brighton.
Lampard has been out of a job since his sacking by Chelsea in January and has been patiently waiting for his next project.
He took over the reins at his old club under a transfer embargo and impressively led the team to fourth place in his first season.
But the following campaign he found himself under huge pressure following some demoralising defeats and was replaced by Thomas Tuchel, who went on to win the Champions League against Man City in the same campaign.
More to follow.