Betting: Lampard odds-on to become new Chelsea manager as Juventus target Sarri

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The Derby County manager has impressed in his first season of management and could be set to return to the club where he spent 13 years as a player

Frank Lampard is 4/5 (1.80) favourite to take over at Chelsea after a series of reports about the future of Maurizio Sarri on Tuesday.

The former Blues midfielder is currently in charge of Derby County and has impressed in his debut season of management, leading the Rams to the Championship play-off final where they will face Aston Villa.

Lampard has never hidden his desire to return to Chelsea, where he played for 13 years, and SportPesa have installed him as odds-on favourite to move back to Stamford Bridge in a managerial role.

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Juventus are believed to have made contact with Sarri about replacing Massimiliano Allegri and so regardless of whether Derby earn promotion to the Premier League on May 27, Lampard could return to west London.

SportPesa also offer 4/1 (5.0) that England assistant manager Steve Holland takes the reins at Chelsea, where he was assistant manager for six years, and 6/1 (7.0) on Allegri joining the Blues.

Allegri will officially leave Juventus after their final league game of the season this weekend and SportPesa make it 7/2 (4.50) that Sarri replaces his countryman, who guided Juve to five Serie A titles and two Champions League finals.

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The favourite in that market is another former Chelsea manager. Antonio Conte can be backed at 2/1 (3.0) to return the club he left in 2014, although Goal understands he is close to replacing Luciano Spalletti at Inter.

It is 9/2 (5.50) that Jose Mourinho returns to management with Juventus, with the Portuguese having yet to take over at a new team since being fired from Manchester United last December.

Mourinho has previous in Italy, where he won a famous treble with Inter including the Champions League – a trophy Juventus are desperate to win for the first time since 1996. 

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