Gordon Strachan has told Football Pass in a video posted on their Twitter account that he thinks Frank Lampard will look to take a break and spend time with his family – when asked if the sacked Chelsea boss could take over at Celtic.
Lampard has lost his job with Chelsea with the West London club sitting in a lowly tenth place in the Premier League. His side won just eight of their 19 league games, failing to beat any of the top 10 while this season.
It comes after a summer spree of spending in which Chelsea brought in Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech – eclipsing £200million in total.
Ex-Celtic and Scotland boss Strachan was asked if he thinks Lampard could be a candidate for the Celtic job – with pressure mounting on Neil Lennon and his old England teammate Steven Gerrard at Rangers. He responded.
“Listen, he’s done a wonderful job at Celtic and Lenny, he’s still there, let’s get that right,” Strachan said. “It’s hard for me to talk about anybody going to Celtic because that’s my mate. There will be jobs coming up.
“There are decent managers in the Premier League that will go on and get better jobs. Frank will want to take a break now. The Lampards are due another baby – it would be great for them to take a wee break and have a look after.
“He’s earned the right to pick and choose after what he has done over his career. It would be really sad if Frank chose to leave football go into punditry because he is far too good for that.”
TBR’s view – Lampard would be a stunning Celtic appointment
Gerrard has done many things at Rangers. Not only has he improved the standards, he has made Rangers a dominant force in Europe – which in-turn has improved the finances and given Rangers the chance to build.
But Gerrard’s name and reputation gives Rangers pulling power. Unfortunately for Lennon and Celtic, he is a Celtic legend – but not much of a legend outside of Parkhead. It means his pulling power is significantly less than Gerrard’s.
Having Lampard at the helm would change all of that.