According to reports, Southampton was viewing Frank Lampard for the position of manager before they ultimately decided against it. Frank Lampard had been dismissed by Everton this year and was allegedly eyed by the Saints. However, he is not going to get this job this time. As per reports, Frank Lampard had been on the list of potential candidates for replacing Nathan Jones, who had been dismissed by the Saints on a weekend.
Frank Lampard might have already been supporting one Southampton player. One of his former England teammates is Theo Walcott and described him as the born leader. But it is not clear as to why Southampton has decided to drop the decision to bring in Lampard. It seems that they are not much impressed by how his tenure was at Everton. Surely, the Englishman helped the Toffees with his guidance into a relegation battle, and, to be honest, he appeared lost at Goodison Park.
The style of play of Frank Lampard can be another potential factor. Southampton has always favored a style that is heavy-pressing under the guidance of Ralph Hasenhuttl but Lampard has typically made something happen out of possession with the teams.
Irrespective of why the club decided against Frank Lampard, the reason they considered him in the first place means that Frank Lampard might still get himself a job in the Premier League soon. Even though he might have had his struggles at Everton, he helped Chelsea make it to the top four positions in the club’s first season and did a lot of groundwork, which finally led to the Champions League win for Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel. Currently, Lampard is out of work but that will likely be associated with other jobs in time to come.