Wolverhampton Wanderers have, perhaps inevitably, been linked with a move for Frank Lampard to become the club’s next manager.

The search remains on following Nuno Espirito Santo’s exit, and many names have already been mentioned.

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Nuno Espirito Santo (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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Bruno Lage, the former Benfica boss, appears to be the frontrunner at this stage.

But the likes of Paulo Fonseca and Sergio Conceicao have also been thrown out there.

Yesterday, talkSPORT claimed discreet enquiries have been made about Lampard, who was sacked by Chelsea in January.

Quite simply, Wolves should not be tempted by the 42-year-old.

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Frank Lampard (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Right now, the club cannot be gambling on someone who lacks experience.

Lampard has a bit of that, but he is still very much in the infancy of his managerial career.


He made lots of mistakes at Chelsea that he perhaps wouldn’t have if he had spent more time managing elsewhere prior.

He had so much talent at his disposal at Stamford Bridge having spent a fortune last year, but the performances and results that followed were uninspiring.

He showed naivety in not utilising Kai Havertz much and then rarely in his best position, and overlooking the likes of Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho, two individuals that have really impressed under Thomas Tuchel.

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Also, his player development skills were lacking, with only Mason Mount really making big strides under his guidance.

If he got the job and started to struggle at Molineux, the fans would potentially turn on him quite quickly given his failures at Chelsea, and that would lead to negativity which helps no one.

Lampard could be a good fit for someone someday, but it just feels that Wolves shouldn’t be going there right now, and that there are better candidates to take the club forwards.

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