Talks To Commence With Frank Lampard As New West Brom Boss

Frank Lampard is set to replace Sam Allardyce as West Brom place him on their wishlist for the vacant Hawthorns manager’s job.

Ex-Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder was an early frontrunner to take over.

But Lampard is also on the the Baggies’ shortlist and is likely to be interviewed for the role, according to respected local reports.

The former England midfielder has experienced life in the Championship before having managed Derby before taking over at Chelsea.

Lampard lasted just 18 months in charge of the Blues before he was replaced by Thomas Tuchel.

But the German – who helped lead the club to a top-four spot – piled praise on his predecessor for laying the groundworks for him.

Lampard – also a Crystal Palace target in recent weeks – has said he is open to working in the Championship again.

Last week, Lampard claimed: “I’m not rushing into anything, but if the opportunity arises and it’s the right one then I want to work again.

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“I love working in management more than I thought I would.”

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