Several candidates have already been mentioned as possible replacements for Lampard if he is axed by the Premier League club in the coming days. Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino – out of work since leaving PSG in June – may welcome the chance to return to a job in the top-flight.
Wayne Rooney is currently the bookmakers’ favourite to replace Lampard if the 44-year-old does leave his position, although the ex-Toffees striker is currently in charge of MLS outfit D.C United. Other managers in the frame include Sean Dyche, David Moyes and Ange Postecoglu.
It would bring an end to a 12-month spell in charge for Lampard, who has won only 12 of his 41 games in charge, giving him a win rate of just 29 per cent.
He has previously managed Derby and Chelsea, with his 18-month spell with the Blues also ending in January two years ago after a run of five defeats in eight.