Newcastle United would be a “good option” as Frank Lampard is looking to take his next management move, according to Chelsea formal forward Olivier Giroud.
The former England international has been unemployed since Chelsea fired him last season and his successor Thomas Tuchel has led them to fourth place in the Premier League and Champions League.
Lampard has been tied to various jobs since leaving Stamford Bridge, but it is understood that he is looking for the right job before getting back on board.
Lampard to Newcastle only makes sense under one condition
A report today claimed Lampard was the leading candidate to replace Steve Bruce in Newcastle, Who is He’s reportedly going to lose his job in the next week or so.
And his former player Giroud – who now plays for AC Milan in Serie A – expects Lampard to “recover” from his disappointing time at Chelsea to take advantage of a good opportunity in Newcastle.
Giroud continued talkSPORT: “I talked to him a bit last year.
“I think he’s looking forward to a good challenge to come back as a manager. It’s definitely a great option for him.
“I think Newcastle are a big team in the prem and it’s a good challenge for them to recover and show their quality.”
Former Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given, who worked with Lampard at Derby, has reminded people that Bruce still has a job at St James’ Park but admits he is “on thin ice”.
“I think people should understand that Steve Bruce is still the manager, especially if I have a coaching background myself, and you find out that people talk about your job while you’re still on the job,” Given said talkSPORT.
“I know he’s a little on thin ice as new owners want a new management team, so it’s difficult for Steve Bruce.
“Probably sooner rather than later they’ll make some sort of announcement about Steve Bruce or someone else.
“There will be a lot of people who are interested in the job. I know Frank has been out of work for a while and I’m sure he would love to get involved in the Premier League.