Norwich City open talks with Frank Lampard - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

7th Nov, 2021 | 4:30pm

Sources: Lampard opens talks with Norwich City

Frank Lampard has opened talks with Norwich City about becoming their new manager, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The Canaries confirmed the sacking Daniel Farke shortly after their first Premier League win of the season over Brentford.

A Norwich source has told Football Insider that discussions are already underway with Lampard regarding him taking over.

The 43-year-old is keen to become the new manager at Carrow Road as he targets a return to the Premier League.

Lampard has been out of work since his dismissal from Chelsea at the end of January.

He won 44 of his 84 games in charge of the Blues in what what his second manager job.

Lampard’s first role in management came at Derby County.

The Rams narrowly missed out on promotion through the play-offs under the Englishman’s tenure in 2019.

His managerial experience at both Premier League and Championship level is of particular interest to Norwich City, who currently sit bottom of the Premier League table.

The Canaries are already five points adrift of safety after 11 games.

No team in the division has conceded more goals this term (26).

In a club statement after Farke’s dismissal, sporting director Stuart Webber said: “We have 27 league games remaining and a long way to go in the current season.

“We know we have the ability within our playing squad and staff to start picking up points and climbing the league table.”

Lampard has been linked with numerous managerial vacancies over the past nine months, including Celtic and Newcastle United.

However, Eddie Howe is now set to take charge of the Magpies under new ownership.

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