Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former West Brom midfielder Carlton Palmer believes Frank Lampard should not turn down the opportunity to manage in the Hawthorns dugout if it comes knocking.
Lampard has been out of work since his sacking from Chelsea back in January and is one name said to be currently in the running for the West Brom job.
According to Sky Sports, along with Chris Wilder, the 42-year-old tops the Baggies’ list of potential replacements for Sam Allardyce.
Having now managed in both the Premier League and Champions League, however, a return to the Championship may be seen as a step backwards in his managerial career.
For Palmer, though, Lampard should not be too picky when it comes to choosing his next gig, while the ex-West Brom player feels the Baggies vacancy is a good one anyway.
“Sometimes, you can’t be picky,” Palmer said. “You have to take your job, prove your worth.
“For Frank, it’s a question whether he waits to see if he can get another Premier League job, but it’s going to be difficult for him to walk into a top Premier League job. So the West Brom job is as good as any to get him back up and running.”
After coming so close to winning promotion with Derby County back in 2019, Lampard may feel he has unfinished business in the Championship, a point to prove perhaps.
So, as far as challenges go, the West Brom job does not sound like a bad idea, especially for a manager who is still very young.