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Frank Lampard withdraws from running to be new Norwich manager

The 43-year-old had held talks with Norwich chiefs earlier this week.

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 7:48 PM

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FRANK LAMPARD HAS withdrawn his interest in Norwich’s managerial vacancy.

The former Chelsea boss is no longer in the running to replace Daniel Farke at Carrow Road.

The 43-year-old had held talks with Norwich chiefs earlier this week.

Lampard has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea in January 2021.

Chelsea’s record goalscorer is understood to be keen to return to frontline coaching, but has been waiting for the right opportunity.

And now Norwich will have to turn their focus elsewhere in the search to replace Farke, who was dismissed last on 6 November.

Farke had only just steered Norwich to their first Premier League win of the season, a 2-1 victory at Brentford, when he was unseated by the Canaries’ board.

Norwich sit bottom of the table with just five points from 11 games, with Southampton up next on 20 November.

Lampard secured Champions League football through a fourth-place league finish and took Chelsea to the FA Cup final, in his one full season at the Stamford Bridge helm.

The 106-cap midfielder was sacked after Chelsea slipped to ninth in the table the following campaign however, after the club had spent more than £200millon on a squad overhaul.

Former Aston Villa manager Dean Smith is understood to be among the remaining candidates for the Norwich job.

– First published 12.21, 12 November. An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Frank Lampard was sacked by Chelsea in January 2020; he was sacked in January 2021.

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