Frank Lampard will set unusual £66m Premier League record if he becomes new Norwich boss

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Frank Lampard could be set to take over as the new boss of Norwich City after the club parted ways with Daniel Farke at the weekend. Farke was dismissed just hours after leading the Canaries to their first Premier League victory of the season.

Lampard has been out of work since being given his marching orders by Chelsea in January.

And, if he does take the top job at Norwich, the 43-year-old would become the first manager in Premier League history to have a larger net worth than the same club’s owner.

According to Football For All, Lampard’s net worth currently rankts at £66million, while Norwich owner Delia Smith is only worth £23m.

Lampard has made his money thanks to his lucrative contracts in football and sponsorship deals, while Smith has made her millions off the back of her celebrity chef persona.

The former midfielder secured a top-four Premier League finish in his only full season in charge of Chelsea.

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That was despite the fact he was unable to sign any new players when he arrived at the club in 2019 due to a transfer embargo.

Lampard nurtured the club’s young talent during his time as boss in west London and brought through the likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori.

He was unlucky to lose his job at Stamford Bridge as he had secured the club’s place in the knockout stages of the Champions League last season.

And Chelsea went on to lift the European Cup under Thomas Tuchel just four months after Lampard’s departure.

The former England international racked up 211 goals in 648 appearances as a player for Chelsea.

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And he will always have legendary status at Stamford Bridge after helping the side win three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a Champions League trophy during a 13-year spell.

After hanging up his boots following spells with Manchester City and New York City, Lampard took his first managerial job with Championship team Derby County in 2018.

He impressed during his year at Pride Park and led the club to the Championship play-off final, where the Rams were defeated by Aston Villa.

Lampard has been linked with a whole host of clubs since leaving the Blues and is the current favourite to take over at Norwich.

The Canaries have been in dismal form this season and are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table after losing eight of their first 11 matches.

If Lampard does take the job at Carrow Road, he will face a huge task to keep them up.

But the Norwich hierarchy will not be able to expect him to tap into his vast wealth when it comes to signing new players.

The lure of playing under such a legendary former player, on the other hand, could still be quite useful to help tempt players to move to Norfolk.

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