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Mixed reaction as fans react to latest names linked with the Birmingham and Burnley job

There has been a mixed reaction as fans react to latest names linked with the managerial job at Birmingham City and Burnley.

Alan Pardew was one name linked with the vacant role at Turf Moor, but on Tuesday (4th June), he denied links to him being the next Burnley manager, although said it is a ‘great challenge he would like to do’.

Whoever the new manager is at Burnley would be tasked with trying to get them back in the Premier League at the first time of asking having been relegated this season. So they’ve got to get this one right.

When questioned by talkSPORT’s Sam Matterface as to whether he would be the next Burnley manager, he responded: “Well it obviously isn’t me. Otherwise it would be officially announced!

“It’s nice to be linked with them, if nothing else. I think the squad is good enough, the ownership is well organised and have got finances to – maybe they’re in a better position than Leicester were last year to rebound.

“So I think whoever gets the job, it’s going to be a great opportunity.

“For myself, it’s a great challenge that I would like to do because I’d like to take a team back to the Prem.

“I did it, I set teams up to go back to the Prem. West Ham, Southampton. So yeah, I would be open to it.

“Whether that’s known, and that’s the rumour that’s gone out rather than the actual link, I don’t know.”

When questioned on whether he’d spoken to Burnley, Pardew said: “I wouldn’t tell you if I had!”


Meanwhile, on Tuesday (4th June), reports emerged claiming that Birmingham had interviewed Frank Lampard about making him their new manager, as per Football Insider.

He is said to have impressed the League One club’s hierarchy and is now believed to be high on their shortlist as Tony Mowbray’s permanent replacement.

Lampard who has been out of work since his left Chelsea in 2023, has also spoken to Burnley with Clarets owner Alan Pace keen on bringing in a big name such following their relegation to the Championship.

Frank wants a turn to the touchline, and with interest there, he might just be back sooner than we think.

He guided Derby County to the Championship playoff final back in 2019, losing 2-1 to Aston Villa, and then got sacked by both Chelsea and Everton after having little success in the Premier League.

He still has a 41.3% win rate as a manager, with Birmingham and Burnley tempted and contemplating on giving him another chance to bring success.

Birmingham and Burnley have also both contacted the representatives of West Brom boss Carlos Corberan about their vacant positions, with Leicester also interested, but are mindful of their financial situation, meaning the Foxes may struggle to bring him in.

Frank Lampard wants 'a lot more' after a mixed first season at Chelsea |  Daily Mail Online


Sky Bet – 4th June
Frank Lampard – 4/7
Craig Bellamy – 2/1
Scott Parker – 14/1
Ruud Van Nistelrooy – 16/1
Carlos Corberan – 18/1
David Moyes – 20/1
Kjetil Knutsen – 20/1
Martí Cifuentes – 20/1

The bookies had listed had Birmingham with the likes of Alex Neil (reportedly held talks), Liam Rosenior, Gary Rowett, Darren Ferguson, Paul Heckingbottom, Ashley Cole, David Wagner, Will Still, Michael Beale and Frank Lampard.

As mentioned, there is a mixed reaction as fans react to latest names linked with the Birmingham and Burnley job…

@d3anr: I’d take Frank Lampard over Alex Neil. #BCFC

@J1875_: Lampards one of the few certain ex footballers who isn’t actually a bad manager. Wouldnt be against it at all. #BCFC

@Kieranbcfc2: Wouldn’t mind Lampard. Deffo still risky and people will make a lot of basic comparisons to Rooney but they’re very different managers. Lampard would also have coaches he wants at the club. Hit par at Derby, then had a superb first season at Chelsea, Everton tough to grade. #bcfc

@Willbcfc1875: I’d fully back Lampard 🤷 #bcfc

@SouthBrumBlue: Might as well have a word with Gerrard and Scholes as well 😂 #bcfc

@111Alfredd22: Hopefully he goes to Burnley instead.. We need an experienced seasoned manager #bcfc

@ArqRMFC: Best appointment we could make all things considered #bcfc

@PeterElson1983: I would have him. Ashley Cole would presumably stay as some sort of continuity. When at Derby, he used his Chelsea connections to get Mason Mount on loan. I’d be happy with that. #bcfc

@rowbales: Very surprised if Lampard touches us #bcfc

Blues fans: ‘ let’s get someone young and upcoming’ lampard with basically a new team to build and a blank canvas ‘nah he didn’t do well at play off derby and Chelsea’ 🤦🏻‍♂️🤯 when did we start behaving like them divs down the road? #bcfc #kro

@NatJPeters: Fuck. Right. Off. #bcfc

@ryaneaton93: Neil/Heckingbottom > Lampard #bcfc

@kjlawrence97: Lampard managing us in League One for the rebuild. HMS Piss The League #bcfc

@adamneaves: I said it before. Lampard and blues would be perfect for each other. If he has interviewed, let’s pull out all the stops to get him #bcfc

@ChrisCOB_OB: He’s high on the list 😍 I think some will compare with Rooney, Zola. But he’s levels on them and for a league one side, it’s a bit of a coup. He’s managed in the Champions League previously there won’t be many of them about in the same league or even the Championship.

@TF8_MG3: High on the shortlist! Tell us he has signed already! #BCFC #KRO @BCFC 💙

@JamieArm2003: Tbf that not be a bad move for both sides. I mean it’s a lower level and he has some experience. Although still think they’d be better with alex neil

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