Frank Lampard: Former Chelsea boss pulls out of Norwich talks

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Frank Lampard was previously the manager of Chelsea and Derby.

Frank Lampard is no longer in the running for the position of Norwich head coach.

An ex-england international, 43, met with Norwich earlier in the week.

He was believed to have been one of a few candidates, along with Dean Smith, former Aston Villa boss, who the club had spoken to about the job.

Smith is currently in the United States on a vacation, but it is believed that he spoke with Norwich before leaving.

Villa dismissed the former Brentford boss on Sunday following five consecutive league defeats. Villa is now 16th in this table.

Lampard has been absent from management since his 18-month stint as Chelsea's manager ended in January.

With five points from 11 games, Norwich is bottom of the Premier League. Their next match against Southampton will be on 20 November.

Farke was fired despite the club's victory over Brentford on Saturday, their first league win of this campaign.

On Friday, the club's players returned for training with Steve Weaver, head of football development.

Lampard led Chelsea to fourth and the FA Cup final in his first season as manager. A 3-1 win over Leeds in December 2020 was enough to propel them to the top of the Premier League. However, they fell to ninth the month after he was fired.

As the club was under a transfer embargo and he did not sign any players during his first season, he spent more than PS200m to buy seven major arrivals in 2020. This included PS45m on Leicester's Ben Chilwell, and PS71m for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz.

Lampard was the Derby manager for one season before taking over at Chelsea. He led them to the Championship play off final where they lost to Aston Villa.