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Tottenham have seen Julian Nagelsmann, Erik Ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers slip away from them in their hunt for a new manager, and it appears they might have to put rivalry with Chelsea aside in order to hire the right man.
Former Stamford Bridge boss Frank Lampard is still out of a job after being fired by Roman Abramovich in typically ruthless style in January.
The Chelsea hero showed flashes of brilliance in the dugout, earning himself plaudits for carrying the club through to the Champions League while still under a transfer ban.
His work with the youth system to bring youngsters into the club saw the likes of Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount all find their feet in the Premier League.
Despite his rough start to the season, it was still expected that Lampard would be back in management fairly soon.
But that hasn't happened, as he revealed earlier this year that he had already turned down multiple offers.
Considering his experience at guiding a top team through a rough patch, is it inconceivable to suggest he should be looked at by Tottenham?
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The obvious stumbling block would be the rivalry between the two clubs.
However, Lampard didn't have a problem with playing against Chelsea when he moved to Manchester City at the end of his career, so what would be different about him managing against them?
But if he and Spurs were willing to bury the hatchet for the sake of both parties, would it be mutually beneficial?
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Spurs need someone to come in when they potentially don't have any European football to play in. As a result, their finances will be much stricter.
That won't be an issue for Lampard, who managed to guide Chelsea to a fourth-place finish without spending a single penny.
The other reason the deal could work is the youth talent coming through in north London.
Spurs have got a few impressive youngsters in their ranks at the moment, including Oliver Skipp, Ryan Sessegnon, Alfie Devine and Troy Parrott, who is arguably the club's most exciting talent in recent years.
And Lampard has already proven he can work with young talent, so could he be the man to bring them through into the senior side?
Time will tell whether Daniel Levy decides to push rivalry to one side and hire the man who could end up being the best option.
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