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Former Chelsea player fails to agree terms with club

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Former England international Frank Lampard is no longer in the running to replace Mick McCarthy as Ipswich Town manager.

According to Sky Sports, the former Chelsea midfielder was interviewed twice by the Tractor Boys, but Lampard and Blues owner Marcus Evans could not agree terms.

This would be the 39-year-old’s first managerial job since retiring from his playing career in 2016.

Mick McCarthy left his position of Ipswich Town manager just short of the conclusion of his contract, shortly after his sides 1-0 home win over Barnsley in April.

The Tractor Boys finished 12th this season, totally 60 points, and securing their seventeenth consecutive campaign in England’s second tier.

The St Mirren manager, Jack Ross is reportedly one of the front runners for the job, while Paul Hurst, who led Shrewsbury Town to the League One play-off final, is also in the mix.

Sunderland are also thought to be interested in the St Mirren boss, after their back to back relegations in the past two seasons.

The Verdict

While Frank Lampard doesn’t have excessive knowledge of management, much like Steven Gerrard at Rangers, could have attracted players from past clubs to go to Ipswich and build a new team.

While his managerial expertise are not proven, you do have to start somewhere, but it won’t be at the Tractor Boys for Frank Lampard.

Jack Ross would be a good signing as manager for Ipswich, following his side’s title win in the Scottish Championship.


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