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Ipswich Town line up sensational move for Premier League legend

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Ipswich Town could be set to hand Frank Lampard his first managerial job, according to Sky Sports News.

Lampard is one of the options on Ipswich’s list to replace Mick McCarthy as their new permanent manager.

After six years at the club, McCarthy left Ipswich earlier this year and they have been searching for his replacement ever since.

Other than Lampard, Ipswich are considering two young, promising managers.

Paul Hurst, 43, has led Shrewsbury Town to the play-off final and Ipswich could try to snap him up if the Shrews fail to beat Rotherham United and win promotion to the Championship.

Jack Ross of St Mirren is also on their wishlist.

The 41-year-old won the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year accolade after guiding St Mirren to the Scottish Championship title and promotion to the top division in Scotland.

But Ipswich could ignore both of those options in favour of Lampard.

The 39-year-old is looking for his first managerial job after retiring from playing recently.

The highly-decorated former England international has over 100 caps for his country, 177 goals in over 600 Premier League appearances and loads of personal and team honours including three Premier League titles and a Champions League winners’ medal.

Now the former West Ham, Chelsea and Man City midfielder could be handed the Ipswich job.

The Verdict

Lampard will be tasked with taking Ipswich to the next level, after McCarthy consistently delivered mid-table finishes for the Tractor Boys.

As with any manager who has never had a senior job before, it would be a major risk which could backfire and see Ipswich fighting relegation but Lampard’s reputation stands before him.

Players will want to play for the Premier League legend and this could either be the start of a glowing managerial career or an absolute disaster.

Ipswich fans – Would you like Lampard to be the next boss? Let us know below…


NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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