Frank Lampard could be set for a quick return to management following his Chelsea exit.
The former Blues midfielder was handed his P45 by Roman Abramovich after just 18 months at Chelsea in January following a disappointing start to the campaign despite spending more than £200million on new recruits in the summer.
But Lampard could be in line for a quick return, and that’s because AFC Bournemouth have decided to part ways with Jason Tindall after less than a season.
The Cherries have a lot riding on an instant return to the Premier League having kept many of their big-earners following relegation last season.
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And while they are in a good position, currently in sixth and clinging on to a playoff spot, the Cherries’ defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday, which left them eight points off second despite having played a game more, proved to be the last straw.
Tindall’s departure was confirmed this morning and it has not taken the bookmakers long to draw up a favourite.
Former Chelsea and Derby boss Lampard is the favourite, or at least as far as Sky Bet are concerned, priced at a very slim 1/1 with odds slashed from 6/4 in the last hour or so.
That puts Lampard well ahead of Eddie Howe, who has been linked with a return to the Vitality Stadium, priced at 6/1, while former Chelsea defender John Terry is at 10/1 and Garry Monk is a longshot at 16/1.
Frank Lampard was succeeded by Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea
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Following his sacking from Chelsea, Lampard said: “Firstly, I would like to thank the fans for the incredible support that I have received over the last 18 months. I hope they know what that means to me.
“When I took on this role I understood the challenges that lay ahead in a difficult time for the football club.
“I am proud of the achievements that we made, and I am…