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Frank Lampard backed for Tottenham job – but comments from Chelsea legend in 2019 suggest he’ll never take it


Tottenham have been asked to consider hiring Chelsea legend Frank Lampard as new manager by Trevor Sinclair.

The former Blues boss, who was sacked in January, is said to be looking for his next Premier League opportunity.

Lampard has been replaced by Thomas Tuchel after a poor start to the 2020/21 campaign
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Spurs are increasingly desperate in their search for a new manager, with Nuno Espirito Sancho being the current favorite after a slew of rejections.

And former City winger Sinclair believes Lampard would be the perfect fit, despite London’s fierce rivalry between Tottenham and Chelsea.

“One who in my opinion hasn’t been mentioned a lot – and he has ties to the club through his family – is Lampard,” Sinclair told talkSPORT.

“Harry Redknapp [Lampard’s uncle] was manager of the football club, Jamie Redknapp [his cousin] played there, he’s a boy from London.

Frank Lampard backed for Tottenham job – but comments from Chelsea legend in 2019 suggest he’ll never take it
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“He hasn’t done much wrong for Chelsea.

“I think it’s a good fit. He did a good job, especially in the first season at Chelsea when they had the embargo, they just lost their best player.

“He went over there and stabilized the ship, gave a lot of young players an opportunity. Tottenham have this amazing academy, surely you want to pass young players like that?

“Frank is the perfect man, especially when he has Jody Morris with him.

Frank Lampard backed for Tottenham job – but comments from Chelsea legend in 2019 suggest he’ll never take it
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“Si Rafa [Benitez] can go to Everton, why can’t Frank go to Tottenham? If you ask the fans, they’ll want a hungry, promising young manager.

“He still loves Chelsea, but he will be disappointed with how it ended. He will want to go to a big club and prove his worth.

However, if Lampard’s 2019 comments are anything to go by, it won’t happen.

After former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho took over from Tottenham, Lampard was asked if he would ever think of doing the same.

Frank Lampard backed for Tottenham job – but comments from Chelsea legend in 2019 suggest he’ll never take it
Lampard is unlikely to follow in Mourinho’s footsteps
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And he gave a pretty categorical answer.

“I can firmly say no and you can replay this in ten years,” Lampard said. “It wouldn’t happen.”

Responding to Sinclair’s comments on talkSPORT, Arsenal legend Ray Parlor added: “I can’t see it.”

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