Egan appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the OTB Football podcast and the panel discussed multiple issues in the European game. One topic of discussion was the future of Lampard following his sacking from Celtic. Egan believes that Lampard’s move to Celtic might happen in the future and it might suit the Englishman as well.
Lampard was sacked by Chelsea earlier this week and he has been replaced by Thomas Tuchel, who managed the club’s first game on Wednesday evening. It has been stated that Chelsea players had become disillusioned by a lack of tactical instruction from Lampard, whose relationship with director Marina Granovskaia had deteriorated.
Do you want Lampard to replace Neil Lennon?
Egan believes that Lampard could follow the same path as Brendan Rodgers by managing Celtic in the near future.
He said: “It’s been a while since we’ve had a discussion on who’s better, Lampard or Gerrard. So at the moment, even if Lampard went to Celtic, Gerrard and Rangers are ahead of them because the wheels have come off so badly for Celtic in a season that mattered most. They’ve been an absolute shambles. Now is not the time to be going in as a Celtic manager. They look like they’re sticking by Neil Lennon for the time being, I’m baffled by that. I can’t believe he’s still there given what was at stake for Celtic this season.
“Maybe that’s something that would happen next season, but in fairness, you look at what Brendan Rodgers did. He went to Celtic, got his confidence back and look how things have gone for him since. Maybe Lampard needs something away from England, but because you’re Frank Lampard, the spotlight’s always going to be on you.”
TIF Thoughts on Egan’s comments on Lampard…
Lampard had tapped into the youth academy at Chelsea and despite a transfer ban, he helped the club finish as high as fourth in the league. Eight academy players made their senior debut under the Englishman and he was looking to hand debuts to more younger players, too (as per The Athletic).
Considering these two things, Lampard might be a good choice for Celtic and perhaps, the club’s board should be considering him for the managerial role should they seek to fill it in the near future.