Daniel Farke may have only just left the manager’s role at Norwich City, but the Canaries are reportedly already in talks with potential replacements as Sporting Director Stuart Webber aims to find a successor.
Norwich have had a shocking start to the season, with their first and only win so far coming from a 2-1 victory over Brentford last weekend. The side are currently at the bottom of the table, taking just 5 points from 11 games, as a result, Farke was sacked with immediate effect shortly after the game on Saturday evening.
There has been a lot of buzz around the potential appointment of Lampard, specifically surrounding the connection between the former Chelsea midfielder and Norwich loan player, Billy Gilmour, who has failed to make a solid impression on the side so far.
Gilmour has been considered a promising young player, with some eye-catching displays for his national team, Scotland, in Euro 2020, as well as breaking through into Chelsea’s midfield under the former Blues boss. To better the youngster’s experience, Chelsea decided to send Gilmour on loan to Norwich this season. Farke did not appear to be impressed by the Scottish midfielder but was quick to shut down the media when asked about his lack of game time.
Farke said to reporters; “Billy is a fantastic player and we are all glad that we have him, he has already many minutes under his belt and I am pretty sure that he will add many minutes under his belt during the season.”
Lampard has been championed for his work with younger players in his time at Chelsea, giving both Gilmour and Mason Mount their Premier League debuts.
The Chelsea legend has always spoken highly of the Norwich loanee, expressing his admiration for the 20-year-old back in 2019 after a fantastic performance in the FA Cup for Chelsea.
“He’s young and, like all the youth I talk about in the squad, we need to give him time, but his talent is huge and I’m really happy with where he is,” said Lampard, “he is going to be a huge player for this club.”
If the former England international did take the Norwich job, there is plenty of young talent to unleash in the squad, with Todd Cantwell, Max Aarons, Adam Idah and Andrew Omobamidele all available for the side.
Lampard’s experience of nurturing young talent could be a perfect fit for the Canaries going forward, and his working relationship with Gilmour will be a huge asset in unlocking the potential and performances needed to get Norwich out of a tight relegation challenge ahead.
Norwich are yet to announce their new manager, however, reports have suggested that they are interested in three candidates – Lampard, Smith and Hassenhuttl.