By Kevin Campbell

13th Oct, 2021 | 6:00pm

Lampard 'would jump' at replacing Bruce after Edwards' Newcastle update - pundit

Frank Lampard “would jump at the chance” to manage Newcastle United.

That is the view of former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the possibility of the 43-year-old replacing Steve Bruce on Tyneside.

Bruce remains in charge of the Magpies and has taken training on Wednesday morning despite speculation around his future.

It is widely expected that the clubs new ownership will part ways with Bruce and install their own choice.

According to The Telegraph‘s Luke Edwards (12th October), Lampard and Lucien Favre are under consideration for the post.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of the update, Campbell said:

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“Lampard would jump at the chance to manage Newcastle, without a shadow of a doubt. He’d be licking his lips at the prospect of a big transfer budget.

“That will be important to attracting a top manager because that squad needs strengthening. Whoever comes in needs to build something.

“Lampard is a manager who loves to attack and has Premier League experience. But, admittedly he has not had the success of Gerrard.

“Lampard is a good, young manager. Make no mistake about it. I think he would be a great appointment.”

Lampard has been out of work since he was dismissed by Chelsea in January of this year.

The ex-Derby boss won 44 of his 84 games in charge of the Blues.

In other news, Newcastle have been tipped to sign Tarkowski as the player’s ex-teammate revealed a “great offer” has been tabled.