Frank Lampard is the bookies front runner right now for the Norwich vacancy and the fact how he gave Billy Gilmour his debut and chance in the first team means that Gilmour could see his fortune change pretty quickly.
Daniel Farke and Norwich City have parted ways after four years. Sad story for the Norwich fans but exciting news for Billy Gilmour.
With Lampard certain to make a return to football, he may have to start with saving a relegation side. But wait – cut the mic. Could he possibly take over Aston Villa instead?
Just under 24 hours later, Dean Smith has been sacked as Aston Villa’s head coach. What a shocking few hours in football.
Former Chelsea manager and legend Frank Lampard had his ups and downs during his management career. Starting off at Derby and being gifted with the opportunity to manage Chelsea, some may say he’s capable of thriving under pressure. With both Norwich and Villa dangling in the relegation zone, it’s difficult to say which team would suit him best.
The difference between the two clubs is their output. Both teams share similarities when it comes to their defensive range. Norwich ranks 1st amongst goals conceded so far this season with 26 in total. Aston Villa sits 3rd conceding 20. Whilst Frank Lampard was in the Premier League, Chelsea’s defence was rarely the subject of praise.
Norwich have been struggling in front of goal, scoring just five all season. Despite having a menacing Teemu Pukki leading their line, their goal-scoring issues will be one of many things for Lampard to solve. On the other hand, Aston Villa have had the flair up top, being the 9th highest scoring team in the Premier League. With the likes of Ollie Watkins, Leon Bailey and Danny Ings at his disposal, Lampard would surely be able to turn this team into an attacking fortress.
It’s all up in the air as to where Lampard will end up or if he will even take any offers from these clubs. After reading this you’re probably thinking, surely Aston Villa is the better fit.
But what about Billy Gilmour? Having played just four matches all season for the Canaries, Lampard may be the saving knight for Gilmour’s career. Though he has had substantial game time playing for his country, the 20-year-old quickly fell out of favour with Farke and was subjected to the bench.
With a fresh manager and the possibility of it being the man who believed in him the most, a Gilmour remontada may be on the cards. That’s why for me, I’d love for Lampard to take on the Norwich test. It’s a real character-building experience for a manager. Let’s watch our legend go through the ultimate test and pray he survives. Gilmour’s future could be at stake here after all.
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