Chelsea legend Frank Lampard emerges as shock candidate for international job
Posted by  badge Boss on Apr 08
Frank Lampard has been out of work since his disastrous interim spell in charge of Chelsea (Photo: Getty)

is reportedly on the shortlist to become the new manager of the .

The legend has been out of work since last summer after his disastrous interim stint at Stamford Bridge came to an end.

Lampard is keen on returning to the dugout but is waiting for the right opportunity, and it is not known if a job overseas would appeal to him.

According to , Canada having shortlisted the 45-year-old as their search continues for a new head coach who will lead the team into the 2026 .

It is a huge tournament for the country who are co-hosting alongside the USA and Mexico.

Currently, Mauro Biello is acting as Canada’s interim head coach having been assistant to John Herdman who held the job from 2018 to 2023 when he resigned to take charge of Toronto FC.

Englishman Herdman guided the North American team to only their second ever World Cup finals at Qatar 2022, where they were knocked out at the group stage despite some spirited performances.

Alphonso Davies is Canada’s star player (Photo: Getty)

While one of the greatest players of his generation, Lampard’s managerial career has yet to take off after mixed to poor spells at Derby County, Chelsea and .

He guided the Rams to the Championship play-off final in 2019 before returning to west London where he did well to qualify for the Champions League and reach the FA Cup final despite the Blues being under a transfer ban.

A poor start to the following season saw him sacked and replaced by Thomas Tuchel, before he took charge of Everton in 2022, saving the club from relegation from the Premier League.

He started the following season in terrible form however and was sacked by the Toffees almost exactly a year after he was hired but made a surprise return to Stamford Bridge a few months later with his former side in crisis.

That decision by Todd Boehly backfired spectacularly, with Lampard winning just one and losing eight of 11 games as Chelsea finished 12th in the table.

Should he be offered the job, he’ll have the chance to manage what some have dubbed Canada’s ‘Golden Generation’ which contains high-profile stars like Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies and Lille forward Jonathan David.

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