Erstwhile Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard has been linked with a job to manage League One club, Oxford following the departure of their manager to a Premier League Outfit. The Blues Legend is one of a number of shortlisted candidates alongside Pep Clotet, who assisted Gary Monk at Swansea and Leeds, and more interviews are to be scheduled so the management of club can decide which candidate best suits their philosophy.
League One side, Oxford are in search of a new manager following Michael Appleton departure for Premier League side, Leicester City, where he will work as Craig Shakespeare’s assistant. Oxford is already into the interview phase to appoint a new manager for their side, amid report making the rounds that the League One side is interested in contacting Frank Lampard with regards to the vacancy.
A shortlist of six candidates with half of them already been interviewed as the club remains keeps mum about the identities of those gunning for the job. Oxford’s Chairman Darryl Eales will not comment on the individuals already but tells Oxford’s mail: “We are 50 per cent of the way through interviews. There has been an absolutely superb quality of candidates.” The former England and Chelsea midfielder have linked in the media with the opening, along with fellow ex-Blues teammate Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, and former Leeds Manager Pep Clotet.
The iconic star disclosed his retirement from football in February 2017 after a flourishing career at Stamford Bridge where he won three Premier League titles, four FA cups and a Champions League at Chelsea. The 39-year-old won a total of 106 England caps for the three lions and scored a club record 147 goalsout of 429 appearances to set the pace as the all-time club’s record goal-scorer during his 13 year streak at the Stamford Bridge.