Well as most of us now know, Frank Lampard will NOT be becoming Rangers’ next manager. A lot of sighs of relief from many fans on that one, although Ibrox Noise did demonstrate his record in management actually wasn’t as bad as some would have you believe.
The reality was he was the wrong man at the wrong time for Rangers, a big name but managerially a huge gamble and Rangers, this time, simply don’t have the scope for any more experiments.
Lampard is a popular figure, most Rangers fans have a lot of time for him, he’s known to be a bit of a Rangers fan (albeit West Ham is his primary love) and he’s one of the all-round good guys in the game.
But he isn’t a serial winner, and he’s young, and he is most certainly a bit of risk.
On that note, both he and the club agreed, after talks, that it wasn’t right for either side to continue negotiations and he officially dropped out.
We are relieved – he’s not the world’s worst manager by any means, and he’s been unfairly slated by the press and the football world, mostly caused by that disaster at Goodison, but he was the wrong choice for the Rangers job.
Rangers need a winner, a serial champion, an experienced pair of hands who knows what he is doing.
And that absolutely isn’t Frank Lampard.
The club was right to respect him with a chat, but right also to reject him as well.
Lampard needs a spell in football as a number two, rather than the main boss. Learn his trade properly and come back better prepared.
But it’s just not his time at Rangers right now. And clearly never will be.