– Frank Lampard was sacked on January 25 and immediately replaced by Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea
– The Englishman has been linked with a return to management barely a week after his dismissal at Stamford Bridge
– He remains favourite to take over at Championship club Bournemouth, who sacked Jason Tindall after six months in charge
Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been tipped to make a swift return to football management, barely two weeks after he was dismissed by the Blues.
Lampard was relieved of his duties after a dismal run of results saw Chelsea all but bow out of the title race.
Despite hitting a career low in his fairly young stint as boss, the former Derby county manager could make a swift return to the dugout, albeit via the Championship.
This is because bookies have named him as a heavy favorite to take over at AFC Bournemouth after the sacking of Jason Tindall.
Tindall was dismissed on Wednesday, February 3 after just six months in charge following the Cherries’ shock home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.
The defeat left Bournemouth sixth in the Championship table, eight points off automatic promotion places and 13 behind league leaders Norwich City.
“We feel a change is needed now to give the club the best possible chance of achieving the goals clearly set out last summer,” the club said in a statement.
Lampard already has experience in the Championship as he was boss at Derby county before he was called up for the Chelsea job.
In his very first managerial job, he guided the Rams to the play-off final but failed to secure promotion.
Jonathan Woodgate, who joined the Bournemouth coaching staff recently, is second favorite to take over with 4/1 odds of clinching the job.
Former Cherries boss Eddie Howe is third favorite with 6/1 odds while ex Chelsea captain John Terry, who is currently part of the coaching staff at Aston Villa, is fourth favorite to take over with 10/1 chances.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger has denied reports making rounds that he was part of those that facilitated Frank Lampard’s sacking as the manager of the club.
The German defender also shot down reports that he also clashed with team-mate Cesar Azpilicueta in training, saying they are all rumours.
There were reports that Rudiger was among those causing problems within the Chelsea squad just before their manager was axed.