Frank Lampard breaks silence amid Celtic manager link as he admits knocking back ‘flattering’ offers

Frank Lampard has confirmed he has turned down management opportunities at several clubs amid links with Celtic.

The former Chelsea boss has been a name constantly linked with a Scottish Premiership switch since leaving Stamford Bridge earlier this season.

Lampard remains among the bookies’ favourites to replace Neil Lennon and set up the mouthwatering prospect of renewing his rivalry with old foe Steven Gerrard in the dug out.

However, in recent days Eddie Howe has emerged as the clear frontrunner for the Parkhead hot seat and is holding talks with the club.

While the former England international didn’t reveal the jobs he turned down, he admits they just haven’t been the right fit so far.

Lampard told Sky Sports: “I’ve had some opportunities that have come up in the last six weeks, two months, that have been flattering but not the right thing.

“Nobody wants to lose their job and come out of the game you love, but at the same time, when you go into this career, this will happen, no matter how good you think you are or whatever circumstances you are in.”

While former Bournemouth boss Howe remains the favourite, with the deal still not over the line other names have emerged to take the reins at the dethroned Premiership champions.

Former Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre to become the next manager of Celtic have plummeted.

Lampard remains a dark horse for a move to Glasgow’s east end behind the likes of Roy Keane and Enzo Maresca.

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