West Bromwich Albion have been handed a boost concerning new head coach candidate Frank Lampard as Crystal Palace have reportedly moved on from him.
Both Albion and Palace saw their experienced bosses step down at the end of the 2020/21 campaign and are in search of replacements as we head into the summer.
As they’re a Premier League club, Palace’s interest in the former Chelsea and England midfielder, who was sacked by the Blues back in January, looked like an obstacle for Albion but it seems it is not something they have to worry about anymore.
Speaking on Touchline Talk, Dean Jones has indicated that Lampard is out of the running to take charge of the Eagles.
“I think we can rule out Frank Lampard and Eddie Howe at this point. Both of them had an opportunity to take this job and I think that chance has now gone.
“I think Palace have moved on.”
It is understood that Chris Wilder remains the frontrunner to become Allardyce’s permanent replacement, though David Wagner and Steve Cooper are also candidates.
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This development concerning Palace and Lampard is a boost for West Brom’s hopes of appointing the former Chelsea manager.
The 42-year-old coach has revealed he’s open to returning to the Championship and Albion will be one of the most attractive jobs at that level.
Lampard has succeeded in the division previously, having taken Derby County to the play-off final in 2018/19.
You’d imagine that, should he join, he’d have more resources at the Hawthorns next season as the Baggies look to bounce straight back up to the Premier League.