Frank Lampard is expected to make a swift return to management after losing his dream job at Chelsea earlier this year.
The Blues legend was controversially sacked by Roman Abramovich at the end of January amid a run of two wins in eight Premier League matches, despite being touted to challenge for the title as short as one month beforehand.
While his Stamford Bridge sacking undoubtedly came as a crushing blow, Lampard is already being linked with a number of other positions and is unlikely to throw the towel on his coaching aspirations.
Daily Star Sport have taken a look at three clubs who could hand him a route back into management this summer, including two Premier League outfits.
Frank Lampard is expected to make a swift return to management after losing his dream job at Chelsea earlier this year
All things considered, Selhurst Park appears the perfect place for Lampard to rebuild his managerial reputation next season.
Palace are crying out for an injection of energy and optimism themselves amid Roy Hodgson’s underwhelming tenure, in which a top-half finish seems to be beyond them.
If the Eagles hierarchy have any real ambition Hodgson will be moved on at the end of the season, and replacing him with Lampard could be an inspired move.
Crystal Palace could be the perfect place for Lampard to rebuild his reputation in the dug-out
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The former England midfielder brought some excitement back to Derby, steering them into the Championship play-off final and inflicting a seismic upset against Leeds in the semis, and Chelsea were often high value for entertainment when he defied the odds by securing a top-four finish in his first season.
Expectations are also not too high at Palace after regular bottom-half finishes under Hodgson, meaning it would simply be a success to push for a top-half place. And with the right backing…