Rangers legend Ally McCoist has dismissed experiences Frank Lampard might be set for the Celtic job following his sacking as Chelsea supervisor.
Lampard loved a glittering 13-year profession with the Blues and served the membership with distinction as a participant, however has lasted simply 18 months as head coach having been sacked on Monday.
The previous midfielder was going through monumental strain to ship this season after spending massive in the summertime, and the membership sitting ninth within the Premier League after a run of just one win of their final 5 matches seemed to be sufficient for Roman Abramovich to wield his trusty axe.
Soccer doesn’t sit nonetheless for lengthy, nevertheless, and never a lot time had handed after the information broke of Lampard’s departure that the ex-Derby County coach was linked as one of many favourites for the Celtic job.
Strain is mounting on Neil Lennon in Glasgow, too, with hopes of successful ten Scottish titles in a row trying more and more distant with Previous Agency rivals Rangers now 23 factors clear on the prime of the desk, and with the fallout from their controversial winter break in Dubai simply making issues worse.
Rafael Benitez stays the agency favorite to switch Lennon at Celtic Park, after the Champions League-winning coach ended his contract at Chinese language Tremendous League membership Dalian Skilled.
Lampard has shortly change into the third favorite for Celtic prime job, the place he would resume his rivalry from his enjoying days with Steven Gerrard within the dugout – with the Liverpool icon now Rangers boss.
However McCoist isn’t satisfied, suggesting the ex-Chelsea coach will certainly be aiming greater than the Scottish Premiership.
“I don’t suppose that may occur,” he informed talkSPORT Breakfast host Laura Woods.
“I feel he’d wish to increase his managerial profession in a much bigger league, to be sincere with you.
“I don’t suppose anyone can deny the actual fact the English Premier League is the most important and possibly one of the best league on this planet.
“I may be flawed as a result of, hear, Celtic are an enormous soccer membership they usually have had some nice managers, so it wouldn’t be the shock of the season.
“I’m Frank and he’ll clearly wish to regroup, he’ll be upset with what’s occurred.
“Some managers with plenty of expertise fairly take pleasure in a get away and a well-earned relaxation, I’m unsure that Frank, in his youth when it comes to being a supervisor, would need that.
“It’ll be fascinating to see what occurs subsequent for him. I wouldn’t rule out a transfer to the continent.”
Reacting to the information on Monday morning, McCoist was surprised by Chelsea’s determination to sack Lampard.
The previous Rangers striker and supervisor insisted the younger coach wanted extra time to show it round, with Lampard’s uncle Harry Redknapp saying the identical on talkSPORT, and claimed it was the flawed name to present him the boot.
He added: “Why would you do away with him now, after he’s made the funding? It completely doesn’t make sense.
“I hold saying it, have a look at Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp – they gave him time, they gave him a number of seasons to construct his crew and get the gamers in.
“This stuff don’t occur in a single day, it doesn’t occur like that and everyone is aware of that, it’s frequent sense.
“It might probably’t be proper, absolutely!”