An update has emerged regarding Rangers’ interest in Frank Lampard for the managerial vacancy at Ibrox.
According to The Scottish Sun, the Gers could be set to speak with the former Chelsea coach over the weekend as they weigh up their options to replace Steven Gerrard.
The report claims that the 43-year-old has taken himself out of consideration for the job at Premier League side Norwich, opening the door for him to join Rangers.
A report earlier this week claimed that Lampard was tempted by the job but had decided to join the Canaries instead of pursuing a move to Scotland. We published an article explaining why Ross Wilson avoided a nightmare scenario because of that decision from the retired England international.
This fresh twist from The Scottish Sun suggests that the situation has changed and Lampard could now be a genuine option for Rangers, which will surely leave fans livid. Wilson is heading for disaster by holding talks with the 43-year-old and must opt against a swoop for the out-of-work coach and go down a different route in regards to Gerrard’s replacement.
Lampard’s managerial CV does not carry much weight, with two jobs and two full seasons under his belt to date at Chelsea and Derby. He finished sixth in the Championship with the Rams, losing the play-off final, and fourth with the Blues in the Premier League, losing the FA Cup final. The one-time midfielder is yet to win a trophy as a coach and that does not bode well for a Rangers side looking to compete for silverware with Celtic in Scotland.
Whilst he may be an up-and-coming manager looking to make his way in the game, it is not a risk that Rangers should take at this moment in time. They are currently top of the Premiership table and an experienced manager who is accustomed to winning trophies as a coach could be needed to get them over the line and pip Celtic to the title.
Fans will surely be fuming if Wilson decides to go with an inexperienced man who has no track record of winning as a manager. This is why the Gers chief could be heading for disaster by holding talks with Lampard over the weekend.