Celtic supporters have been hoping for a change in the dugout and Lampard is now available

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Within minutes of Chelsea confirming Frank Lampard’s dismissal the Stamford Bridge legend was being linked with a move to Celtic.

Despite Neil Lennon remaining in the Celtic Park dugout for the time being at least, speculation continues to surround his future.

Fans began calling for his sacking months ago, and now the Scottish champions find themselves 23 points behind rivals Rangers in the Premiership after being knocked out of three cup competitions.

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Lampard was sacked and replaced by Thomas Tuchel after a run of five defeats in eight Premier League games, and Ally McCoist has discussed the prospect of him striking up a rivalry with former England team-mate Steven Gerrard in Glasgow.

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Although he believes a step down to Scottish football isn’t Lampard’s likeliest option, he says Celtic’s size and history of respected managers could turn his head.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Rangers legend McCoist said: “I don’t think that (Lampard joining Celtic) would happen.

“I think he’d want to expand his managerial career in a bigger league, to be honest with you.

“A bigger league. There’s a big difference between saying a back step and a bigger league.

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“I don’t think anyone could deny that the top flight in England is the biggest league, and probably the best league, in the world.

“I might be wrong because, listen, massive football club and Celtic have had some great managers.

“So it wouldn’t be the shock of the season, I just don’t think so.

“I might be wrong. I’m looking at Frank and he’ll obviously regroup, he’ll be disappointed with what’s happened.

“Some managers with a lot of experience quite enjoy a break out and a well-earned rest. I’m not sure Frank, in his youth in terms of being a manager, would want that.

“So it will be interesting to see but I wouldn’t rule out a move to the continent.”

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