Frank Lampard has made feelings clear on management return amid Norwich City rumours

Frank Lampard is the early bookmakers’ favourite to become Norwich City’s new manager and he has previously opened up on if or when he will return to management.

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is the bookmakers’ early favourite to become Norwich City’s new manager following Daniel Farke’s sacking.

The Canaries picked up their first victory of the Premier League season on Saturday afternoon with a 2-1 win away at Brentford, but that was not enough to keep Farke in a job, with the club confirming he has departed later in the evening.

Now, SkyBet have listed Lampard as their early favourite to take the vacant job at Carrow Road, with the former Blues boss being ranked at 6/4.

Next on the list is Russell Martin (6/1), Nuno Espirito Santo (10/1), Steve Bruce (12/1, Mark Robins (16/1), Neil Warnock (16/1) and Sam Allardyce (16/1) – with odds changing with every passing minute.

Lampard was relieved of his duties as Chelsea manager in January, with Thomas Tuchel taking over from the club legend, but his spell as boss at Stamford Bridge has not put the 43-year-old off returning to the coaching industry.

Speaking to BBC Sport over the summer, Lampard said: “I am certainly not put off (returning to management). I love the job, I love the challenge of it.

“I had two great experiences – at Derby, then at Chelsea – and I would love to get back in at the right time. No offers that I am prepared to tell you about!”

Lampard was then asked to reflect on his time at Chelsea and admitted it has been nice to have some time out of the sport in order to put things in perspective.

He added: “Well obviously you never want to lose a job, I am in pretty good company at Chelsea.

It happens. It is the brutal reality of football at the top level.

“With reflection, I have had a few months out now, it has been nice to spend some time out of the game.

I am pretty proud at the job I did, it was an honour to manage the club.

“I came in at a tough time with the (transfer) ban and the loss of Eden Hazard and worked really hard to get into the Champions League and Mason (Mount), developing the younger players was a huge deal to me.

“I am happy. You do not want to lose your job, but it is a huge experience for me.”

He was then asked if he would have done things differently when looking back on it, and responded with this: “I think I could probably sit down and talk to you about a lot of things.

That is a manager’s job.

“There will be a lot of things you could do differently.

But as I say very proud of year one.

Year two there were expectations, maybe different complications.

Every team had problems this year.

“We had a problem in January and I left my job. I can’t go back and keep reflecting on those things in a negative way.

I can only look positively going forward.”

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