Frank Lampard shock candidate to become new England U21s boss with Chelsea hero seen as possible Boothroyd replacement

FRANK LAMPARD could be about to be lined-up as a shock replacement for Aidy Boothroyd as England Under-21s manager.

The Young Lions are set for change this summer after what appears to be another dismal European Championship performance.

Despite having a star-studded squad at his disposal two years ago, which included the likes of Phil Foden, Jamess Maddison and Tammy Abraham, Boothroyd failed to lead his country out of the group stage.

Incredibly he was handed a new two-year contract BEFORE that tournament two years ago.

However, but for a miracle on the final group game day, he is set to return home with a talented team following the group stage again.

England can still qualify from their group but face a huge task after losses to Switzerland and Portugal with their fate likely to be sealed against Croatia tomorrow.

Boothroyd's contract does expire this summer and there is a sense from the FA that the time is right for a change.

And the Daily Mail claims recently-axed Chelsea boss Lampard will be among the top candidates the governing body want to speak to about the position.

John McDermott, the FA's new Technical Director, is the man tasked of finding the next U21 boss.

And he, along with others at St. George’s Park, are believed to be huge admirers of Lampard and his coaching staff of Joe Edwards and Eddie Newton.

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It remains to be seen whether the 43-year-old former midfielder would want to switch to international football so early in his managerial career.

And he has already made no secret of the fact that he wants another crack at club management after he was sacked by Chelsea in January.

Lampard had previously guided Derby County to the Championship play-off final during his first season as a boss before taking charge of the Blues in the summer of 2019.

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