Frank Lampard tipped for Crystal Palace job as Roy Hodgson successor, with former Chelsea manager backed to do ‘very significant job’ by ex-Eagles owner Simon Jordan January 26, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer
Frank Lampard would do a ‘significant job’ if he was to become the next Crystal Palace manager when Roy Hodgson leaves.
That is according to former Eagles chairman Simon Jordan, who has backed the recently sacked Chelsea boss as a perfect replacement for Hodgson should the latter depart his role at Selhurst Park.
Lampard was given his marching orders by Chelsea on Monday after a run of only two wins from the last eight Premier League games.
Despite his brief 18-month spell at Stamford Bridge, and one year in charge of Derby before that, Jordan believes Lampard and Palace could be the perfect match.
The ex-Eagles owner told talkSPORT: “Palace tried an experiment three or four years ago to try to change the way they played and the way they looked and felt, because they had gone from [Tony] Pulis to Sam [Allardyce] with a sort of staid way of staying in the division.
“The American owners wanted a bit more ambition and a bit more zest about the way they played.
“They brought Frank de Boer in… disaster. Got rid of him, brought Roy in and the rest is history.
“If I was the chairman of Palace now, I would be giving it due consideration; I wouldn’t dismiss it out of hand that someone like Frank Lampard could do a very significant job for Crystal Palace in their evolution if Roy Hodgson’s time is coming to an end.
“With respect to Roy, it must be because you’re getting to the stage in Roy’s age and career where the vigour and rigours of football may become a bit more taxing.
“Also, you’ve got a brilliant set-up with [Crystal Palace assistant manager] Ray Lewington that he [Lampard] could possibly walk into and inherit because Ray Lewington is an excellent coach.”
Hodgson, whose contract runs until the end of the season, has guided Palace to just one win from their last eight league matches.
The Eagles have only scored five goals during their winless run as they sit 13th in the table.