A major update has emerged on Frank Lampard, regarding a potential move to Rangers to take over at Ibrox.
According to Record Sport, the Gers held talks with the 43-year-old over a potential deal and have now settled on a short-list of three candidates, which does not feature his name.
It had recently been reported that Rangers were not looking at Lampard at all, but this update reveals that the club were considering a deal for him at one point and went as far as holding talks with the ex-Derby County head coach since Steven Gerrard’s departure.
Gers fans will be delighted that Ross Wilson ultimately made the decision not to progress the talks further, as he could have been a poor appointment by the club. Wilson made a big call to axe Lampard from the running and is now eyeing three other candidates and that could benefit them in the long run, as the 43-year-old’s C.V is unimpressive.
He finished sixth in the Championship in his first season with Derby, despite xG suggesting they should have finished 18th. Lampard was then handed the Chelsea job and finished fourth in his debut campaign before being sacked 19 Premier League games into the next term.
Following his exit from Stamford Bridge, Italian midfielder Jorginho provided a damning assessment on why he failed in the role. He said:
“Look, I’ll be really sincere here on Lampard. I believe, given he was a legend at the club, he skipped some steps necessary for learning before moving to a big club.
“He came to a club where he is a legend, without having experience at other clubs. I think he came too soon, skipped a few steps ahead and wasn’t ready for a job at this level, to be honest.”
This provides an insight from a player who worked under Lampard for 18 months and shows why fans will be delighted that Wilson has opted against bringing him to Ibrox. He has not won a single trophy as a manager and his dismal xG statistics at Derby, followed by his sacking at Chelsea, suggest that he has had an underwhelming coaching career to date.
Therefore, Rangers fans will be happy that he will not be coming to Glasgow to potentially fail in a third job, with Wilson now looking at other candidates.