Lyon to sign Lampard after Blanc’s dismissal?

September 13, 2023

Lyon, one of the big European clubs, is considering Frank Lampard to take over as new manager.

Lyon to sign Lampard after Blanc's dismissal?

Lyon fired Laurent Blanc following a dismal start to the season, and the French club is now trying to hire a former Chelsea manager as their new coach.

The Ligue 1 club is currently bottom of the league after losing three of their first four matches, which prompted the club to remove Blanc of his duties.

Numerous names have since been relating to the position. However, rumors has reported an unexpected candidate for the huge Europan role. Lyon are reportedly considering hiring Frank Lampard as their new head coach, which would be surprising given the former midfielder’s recent terrible performances.

Lampard has been unemployed since leaving Chelsea in the summer, where he filled in briefly following Graham Potter’s dismissal. During his second spell, the 45-year-old had an atrocious record with the club, becoming the first manager in the club’s 118-year history to lose each of his first four matches in command.

This followed a disastrous spell at Everton, which saw the Toffees face relegation before Sean Dyche took over midway through the 2022/23 season.

Appointing Lampard would be a major gamble for Lyon, and considering their terrible start to the season, it may backfire. It would, however, be an excellent venue for Lampard to demonstrate his managing abilities, and doing well in France would help shrug off any negative connotations associated with his managerial career.