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Rangers urged to discount Frank Lampard as candidate for managerial vacancy

Simon Jordan has urged Rangers to drop the idea of appointing Frank Lampard to fill the vacant managerial spot after cutting ties with Michael Beale.

After losing three out of the opening seven games in the new Scottish Premiership campaign, the Gers sacked the 43-year-old at the weekend.

Despite granting Beale all of his wishes during the summer transfer window, including the acquisitions of Abdallah Sima, Danilo and Cyriel Dessers, the Englishman failed to deliver results.

Saturday’s embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Aberdeen at Ibrox was the final straw, with Rangers already trailing pacesetters Celtic by seven points.

Shortly after the announcement of Beale’s immediate departure, the news of the Scottish powerhouse considering Lampard as his potential successor started circulating.

However, Jordan strongly objects to the prospect of the ex-Chelsea boss’ appointment, sharing his concern over his ability to turn the Gers’ fortunes around.

“I’m not sure Frank Lampard would be the right fit,” he told talkSPORT.

“It’s about someone being able to get hold of Rangers and use all the energy and vitality of that football club and turn it into a positive force.

“I don’t think he did a particularly good job towards the end at Chelsea. At Derby, he didn’t get them to the promised land after having opportunities to take top players into the Championship on loan.

“He goes to Everton – he didn’t have the toolkit. He may have kept them up by the skin of his teeth the first time round but when it came on top, Frank Lampard would have got them relegated.

“So is that Rangers stumbling upon a winner? Someone that can galvanise the club because they lucked out once with the [Steven] Gerrard experiment.

“You only put him in the conversation because it’s Lampard the player, not Frank Lampard the manager.”

Jordan may have a fair point here.

Lampard has been out of work since ending his brief spell as a caretaker manager at Chelsea last May.

His interim charge at Stamford Bridge was an unmitigated disaster, as he registered a humiliating nine percent win ratio across 11 competitive games in charge.

That’s the worst win percentage among Chelsea managers to have overseen at least three matches.

Lampard was previously on course to steer Everton into the Championship at the halfway stage of last season before the Toffees relieved him of his duties in January.

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