FRANK LAMPARD is still actively seeking a return to management.
And Premier League duo Watford and Southampton are his most likely destinations, according to bookmakers Betfair.
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It's been over nine months since Lampard was given his marching orders at Chelsea.
Lampard guided the Blues to fourth place and the FA Cup final in his one full season in charge.
That feat was all the more impressive given he did not sign a single player during his debut campaign as the club were operating under a transfer embargo.
The 43-year-old has been linked with a number of high-profile roles since but none have come to fruition.
He was interviewed by Crystal Palace after Roy Hodgson's departure but the Eagles opted for Patrick Vieira instead, despite his lack of top-flight experience.
Lampard was also a contender for the England Under-21 job but the FA chose internal candidate Lee Carsley instead.
The former England midfielder had been under consideration at both Newcastle and Norwich before withdrawing his name from the running.
Frank Lampard next club
- Watford – 6/1
- Southampton – 6/1
- Everton – 8/1
- Rangers – 17/2
- England – 12/1
- Chelsea – 100/1
- Manchester United – 100/1
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The former Chelsea boss was also interviewed to succeed Dean Smith at Aston Villa, but fellow ex-midfielder Steven Gerrard won that battle.
And having missed out on the Premier League's recent managerial merry-go-round – Lampard's options appear limited.
Bookmakers Betfair have Watford and Southampton as joint-favourites at 6/1.
Trigger-happy Watford would appear the more likely of the pair given Ralph Hasenhuttl is contracted at St Mary's until June 2024.
Everton are next in the betting market at 8s.
The injury-plagued Toffees are winless in their last five and play Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester in their next seven outings.
Lampard had been loosely tipped to replace Steven Gerrard as Rangers manager (17/2) but reports claim he's NOT on their shortlist for the position.
A role as England chief is available at 12/1 although that could be a long wait given Gareth Southgate looks set to sign a contract extension.
A sensational return to Chelsea is priced at 100/1 – the same likelihood as Lampard taking the reins as Manchester United manager.
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