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Wolves’ new manager hunt turns to Frank Lampard as they make enquiries


Frank Lampard is interesting a number of clubs (Picture: Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers have made initial enquiries over the availability of Frank Lampard to take over as manager this summer, according to reports.

Nuno Espirito Santo has left Wolves by mutual consent after four seasons at the club, three of which were in the Premier League after he led them up from the Championship.

After a somewhat stagnant campaign, not helped by the long-term injury of striker Raul Jimenez and the departures of Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota, Espirito Santo has moved on from Molineux.

Former Benfica manager Bruno Lage is the favourite to replace him, but Lampard has emerged as a contender to take over from the Portuguese.

TalkSPORT report that there have been enquiries as to Lampard’s interest in taking over the role and the former Chelsea manager is now second favourite behind Lage with the bookmakers.

Lampard has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea in January, but has spoken of his excitement to get back into the game.

‘What I wake up with every day is: “I want to work again,” Lampard told the Telegraph earlier this month.

‘I love the idea of trying to improve individuals or a squad. I’ve become addicted to that.

‘The minute I stepped into Derby to this minute now, it’s something I feel compelled to do. I want to manage a huge club again and I want to manage it to success.’

Lampard has also been linked with replacing Roy Hodgson as Crystal Palace manager and replacing Sam Allardyce at West Brom in the Championship.

The former England star revealed last month that he had already received ‘flattering’ offers to return to management, but turned them down.

‘I’ve had some opportunities that have come up in the last six weeks, two months, that have been flattering but not the right thing,’ Lampard said in a Q&A ahead of the London Football Awards in support of Willow Foundation in April.

‘Nobody wants to lose their job and come out of the game you love, but at the same time… when you go into this career, this will happen, no matter how good you think you are or whatever circumstances you are in.’


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