Frank Lampard on shortlist for shock return to top level management

Frank Lampard is on Lyon’s shortlist as they search for a new manager to replace Laurent Blanc, according to reports.

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The French giants are not in a good place, sitting bottom of Ligue 1 after picking up just one point from their opening four matches.

This led to Blanc leaving his post by mutual consent earlier this week, although a search for his replacement was underway even before then.

Reports emerged last week that Graham Potter was approached about a move to Lyon but the Englishman turned it down.

Now another former Chelsea manager is being linked with the Lyon role as Lampard is being considered by the hierarchy at the club, according to

Lampard had a pretty disastous season last time round, beginning it in charge of Everton before being sacked in January.

He then returned to Chelsea as interim manager between Potter’s spell in charge and Mauricio Pochettino taking over in the summer.

That stint in charge at Stamford Bridge did not go well at all, with just one win in 11 matches, losing eight of those games.

Also in contention for the job is former AC Milan, Napoli and Valencia manager Gennaro Gattuso, who has been out of work since January.

However, any candidate may be put off by the boardroom spat between current president John Textor and former president Jean-Michel Aulas, which is not aiding the concerning financial situation they are currently in.

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