Frank Lampard tipped to replace Gareth Southgate as the England manager

Frank Lampard tipped to replace Gareth Southgate as the England manager. Some fans suggested that he would be a better manager for the Three Lions.

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Frank Lampard has been tipped to replace Gareth Southgate as the England manager.

According to former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy, Lampard has an impressive track record of improving young players, and that could help him land the national team job.

Cundy said: “Right now, Southgate is the only man for the job. But if there is a change of manager after the World Cup and Frank is available. Bearing in mind what he did with those young players at Chelsea – don’t forget his record with young players is pretty good. 

“Southgate got Middlesbrough relegated. What does that prove? I’m saying in terms of what Frank has done as a manager in his infant years. It’s not as ridiculous as it sounds. Southgate hadn’t done anything as a manager [before England]. Being an international manager is very different from club football. Southgate has proven that Joachim Low has proven that.”

It is no secret that Lampard has helped the likes of Mason Mount develop into key players for Chelsea.

The England squad is stacked with young talents like Bukayo SakaPhil FodenJude Bellingham etc., and Lampard could certainly help them develop if he takes over. 

However, it seems highly unlikely that Southgate will be replaced after two impressive international tournaments.

England managed to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup under his guidance, and they made it to the finals of the European Championships recently.

There is no denying that Southgate has done an exceptional job with the international team even though they have failed to win a trophy so far.

He has done well to incorporate the young players in his starting lineup, and it is more or less certain that he will manage the side in the 2022 World Cup.