TalkSPORT Pundit Confused by Latest Ibrox Manager Update

Simon Jordan shared his candid thoughts on Lampard’s potential managerial role at Rangers. Jordan reacted to the possibility of Lampard taking charge in Glasgow, admitting it ‘makes no sense’ and even saying Lampard ‘needs to go away and regroup and become a football manager’.

“I’m not sure that Frank Lampard would be the right fit. I’m trying to work out on what basis would I be looking at Frank Lampard as a fit for Rangers,” Jordan remarked, setting the stage for his critique.

Jordan did not mince words when discussing Lampard’s previous managerial stints. “I don’t think he did a particularly great job towards the end at Chelsea when he had resources. At Derby, he didn’t get them to the promised land. He goes to Everton; he didn’t have the toolkit, he may well have kept them up by the skin of their teeth the first time round, but when it came on top, Frank Lampard would have got them relegated.”

The sports commentator highlighted a crucial point about Lampard’s allure in the managerial world. “The only reason you put Lampard in the conversation is because it’s Frank Lampard the player. You don’t put him in the conversation because it’s Frank Lampard the manager; that’s why it makes no sense to me. Lampard is just a figure of people’s imagination right now; he needs to go away and regroup and become a football manager.”

Lampard’s managerial journey has seen him occupy three prominent roles in senior management. His debut came in the EFL with Derby County, where he led the Rams to the Championship playoff final during the 2018/19 season but ultimately fell short against Aston Villa at Wembley. Following this stint, he made a high-profile return to Chelsea, where he managed 84 games, averaging 1.75 points per game before his dismissal.

A year later, Lampard found himself in the dugout at Everton, but once again, he faced difficulties, averaging just a single point per game in 44 fixtures as the Toffees grappled with Premier League survival. A surprising interim return to Chelsea earlier this year did not yield favorable results either, with the Blues managing an underwhelming 0.45 points per fixture in 11 games.