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Frank Lampard among candidates to replace Vincent Kompany at Burnley

Frank Lampard during his second spell in charge of Chelsea last season
Frank Lampard is on the manager market after a difficult second spell at Chelsea last season - Getty Images/Warren Little

Frank Lampard is among the initial candidates for the Burnley job, with the chairman Alan Pace running a full process to find Vincent Kompany’s successor rather than making a quick appointment.

Kompany’s departure to Bayern Munich was unexpected at Turf Moor and there was initial confidence of keeping the Belgium coach to oversee their campaign in the Championship following relegation.

But after respecting “Vincent’s ambition to explore new opportunities”, Burnley have started looking at possible coaches, with Lampard among those being considered. It is understood there have been initial soundings out over which coaches are available, including Lampard.

Lampard’s last managerial position was last season at Chelsea when he took charge for the last two months on an interim basis after Graham Potter was dismissed.

He had been at Everton for a year, securing Premier League survival in the penultimate match of the season in the 2020/21 campaign before he was dismissed midway through the next season with the club in the relegation zone at the time.

In his rookie season as a manager took Derby to the Championship play-off final, then returned to Chelsea where he won the Champions League and three Premier Leagues as a player, only for the spell in charge of the team to last 18 months.

Lampard is similar to Kompany in that he enjoyed a glittering career before embarking on coaching. Pace is thought to be looking closely at the style of coaching, which would make Lampard’s assistant or first-team coach to be an important role.

Scott Parker is also thought to be in the running, having previously taken Fulham and Bournemouth to the Premier League with promotion campaigns. Craig Bellamy has taken charge of the team temporarily and is expected to be a candidate in a process that is expected to run for at least 10 days as potential managers are assessed and interviewed.

Stoke City are poised to complete the signing of former England U21 international Ben Gibson after his release from Norwich.

Gibson has completed a medical at Stoke’s training ground and will become the second signing of the summer for Steven Schumacher.

Stoke’s technical director Jon Walters played with Gibson, 31, at Burnley.

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