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Exclusive: Palmer understands Lampard not wanting the Newcastle job

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Former Premier League player Carlton Palmer thinks that Frank Lampard would have been a good appointment for Newcastle United but understands him not pursuing the post. 

90min reported that Lampard isn’t keen on the Newcastle manager’s job right now but the new owners of the club had an interest in the former Derby County and Chelsea boss.

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The 43-year-old has been out of a managerial job since departing Stamford Bridge and whilst Palmer believes he would have been a good appointment at Newcastle, he understands him not putting his name forward for the role.

“I do think he would’ve been a good appointment but then I think Frank’s learnt his lesson. Let me tell you what will happen, if you look at Man City when the new owners took over, there was a transition period. I think when they took over Mark Hughes was in charge and then Mancini and then Pellegrini. 

“So, there will be a three-to-four-year process here, where things change around at Newcastle, so you don’t want to be the first manager going into that situation because you certainly aren’t going to be there a long time. You’re just part of the process and he’s been there before hasn’t he? 

“He’s gone into Chelsea and he was part of the process until Tuchel came in. I thought they were a bit harsh with him because he’s got them into the Champions League and he’s done well but they brought him in for a reason. They couldn’t go into the transfer market and they knew that him and Jody were working with the young kids, know the young kids, so I think Frank’s just ruled himself out of the situation of just being the makeweight,” Palmer told TIF.

After Newcastle and Steve Bruce parted ways, Graeme Jones was placed in interim charge of the first team and picked up a point in his first game at the helm, as the Magpies drew 1-1 away to Crystal Palace.

The Telegraph are reporting that Jones is likely to stay in charge of Newcastle until the next international break whilst the new owners find a permanent replacement to Bruce.

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