Frank Lampard’s name has been thrown in the mix as the Everton manager is English and Gareth Southgate could step down post the World Cup.
In a recent report in The Telegraph, in case the Three Lions manager decides to take a break, Graham Potter is now no longer a likely candidate to replace him after taking over the reins at Chelsea.
They are no longer keen on looking at a foreign manager and Lampard has been namedropped as a potential candidate along with his former England teammate Steven Gerrard, who’s currently the Aston Villa manager.
Will he leave?
Few managers have left their post as Premier League managers to take over the reins of a national team and it’s usually the ones out of jobs or at lower levels who accept these opportunities.
There are obviously exemptions, but this is usually the case, and we do not see Lampard being tempted by that job if he’s currently at Everton.
Managers thrive in environments when they’re working with their players daily and it’s hard to imply one’s philosophy on a team if they do not work regularly with them.
The stop-star nature of international football may put off Lampard and he would want to prove himself in the English top flight after an unsuccessful stint with Chelsea.
Hopefully, the win against West Ham gives him the springboard to take this team up the table and possibly challenge for a top-half finish.
He knows there’s a lot of work to be done but the players appear to be responding well to his methods.