Frank Lampard clear favourite to become next Bristol City manager

The former Chelsea boss is runaway favourite to get back into management in the Championship.

Frank Lampard clear favourite to become next Bristol City manager
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Frank Lampard is set to get another crack at management in the Championship (Picture: Getty Images)

Frank Lampard is the odds-on favourite to become the next Bristol City manager, with the bookmakers expecting him to land his first job since leaving Chelsea at the end of last season.

Nigel Pearson was sacked as Bristol City boss on Sunday after defeat to Cardiff City on Saturday left them 15th in the Championship, with just five wins in their first 14 league games this season.

There is a very long way to go in the campaign, with the Robins still just five points off the play-off spots, but the club’s chairman, Jon Lansdown, said, ‘now is the time to make a change to give the club the best possible chance of success.’

Lampard has become the runaway favourite to replace Pearson, with his odds as short as 1/4 with SkyBet on Thursday morning.

The 45-year-old has been out of work since leaving his role as interim Chelsea manager at the end of last season, a stint which did not go well at all as the Blues won just once in 11 matches under his stewardship.

Lampard begun his managerial career in the Championship with Derby County in 2018 before moving to Chelsea the following year where he started brightly.

However, he was dismissed in January 2021 and then had an underwhelming stint in charge of Everton from January 2022 for 12 months.

On Pearson’s dismissal after two-and-a-half years in charge, Lansdown said: ‘This was a difficult decision to make as we recognise and appreciate how much Nigel has done for the club over the past two and a half years on and off the pitch.

‘Nigel is highly respected by the staff and players and has been very supportive of the academy structure and our women’s team. We all wanted Nigel to achieve our ambition to be promoted but, with our recent results, feel that now is the time to make a change to give the club the best possible chance of success.’

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