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Frank Lampard Considered for Canada National Team Manager Role

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Frank Lampard, Caretaker Manager of Chelsea, applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on May 25, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Lee - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Frank Lampard in Line for Coaching Role

Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard is reportedly being considered for the head coach position of the Canada national team. Lampard has been out of work for almost a year following his time at Stamford Bridge and is said to be eager to return to the world of football.

Canada Eyes Lampard for World Cup Co-Hosting Opportunity

Canada, set to co-host the 2026 World Cup, has shortlisted Lampard as a potential candidate for the managerial role. The Canadian FA is looking to fill the position left vacant after John Herdman's departure last summer.

Lampard's Potential Interest in Move Abroad

While Lampard has experience playing in North America with MLS side New York City, it remains to be seen if he is interested in managing abroad. Speculation arose after his presence at England's training camp last month alongside former assistant Joe Edwards.

Waiting for Top-Flight Opportunities

Despite the potential offer from Canada, Lampard may choose to wait until the end of the season to see if any top-flight coaching positions become available. The former Chelsea interim boss is enjoying time with his family but is eager to get back to work when the right opportunity arises.

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