This comes after Lepkowski co-hosted a recent episode of Baggies-themed podcast The Liquidator alongside fellow Baggies journalist Adrian Goldberg where they spoke about Sam Allardyce’s imminent departure at the end of the current season.
During the podcast, the pair spoke about a range of potential managers that could take the job at The Hawthorns for next season and rated them with a score out of 10 for the likelihood of them being appointed.
On the subject of Lampard, Lepkowski had this to say on the 42-year-old’s chances of being appointed as Allardyce’s replacement.
He said: “I quite like Frank Lampard. I know this isn’t a popular opinion to have, I quite like him.
“I’m not so sure about him, though, because I feel that he has fallen short. I think he’s not delivered in the way that he should have done and above all else, there’s the whole spectre of you get Frank Lampard and you’ve got the whole shadow of Harry Redknapp sort of looming behind him and in terms of your one out of 10 Adrian, I’m going to give him a seven because I think he will be a serious candidate.
“I think he will be a candidate for Crystal Palace. I think he will be a candidate for Celtic, perhaps, but I think he’ll be a serious candidate for Albion as well.”
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With Lampard’s impressive efforts of getting Derby to the 2018/19 Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium, this could potentially put him in a good position to take the job at The Hawthorns and help them win promotion back to the Premier League by the end of next season based on his previous experience of managing in the Championship – alongside the Baggies’ recent experience of bouncing back swiftly.
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However, with Lampard then having a taste of managing in the Premier League with Chelsea, it feels to us like it would be a question of whether or not Lampard would be willing to take another job in the Championship or look to get back into managing in the Premier League again.
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