Former England and Chelsea star Frank Lampard is on Ipswich Town’s final list of candidates to replace Mick McCarthy, according to reports from Sky Sports.

The footballing legend has been linked with a move to the Suffolk club for a number of weeks now, but Sky Sports have reported that he is officially on a small list of candidates to take charge at Portman Road.

Lampard is yet to take the step into management, but it seems he could be about to follow former England team mate Steven Gerrard, who became the manager of Scottish Premier League side Rangers in the last few weeks.

The other two names that appear on the shortlist are Jack Ross and Paul Hurst. Jack Ross is currently in charge of Scottish side St Mirren, but he has confirmed that talks have taken place between his current club and the Tractor Boys over his future.

As quoted by Sky Sports, the 41-year-old manager said: “I think there has been communication between the clubs, but at the moment I don’t know anything more than that.”

“At the moment my work and my focus is very much on trying to build a squad that will be progressive here and until that changes it will remain the case.”

Paul Hurst has also been linked with a move to the Sky Bet Championship club after his excellent season with third tier side Shrewsbury Town, but he is currently preparing for the Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final on Sunday (May 27).


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