Date: 17th November 2021 at 8:48pm
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In true Premier League fashion, as many as five clubs in the division have already parted ways with managers after just 11 games of the season. 

Unsurprisingly, Watford were the first side to sack their boss, with Xisco Munoz lasting just seven matches as a top flight boss.

Since then, Nuno Esperito Santo, Daniel Farke, Dean Smith and Steve Bruce have all departed their respective clubs, while pressure remains firmly on the likes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian has come under fire for Manchester United’s recent performances, in particular home defeats to both Liverpool and Manchester City in recent weeks.

The Red Devils’ poor run of form has only increased pressure on Solskjaer, who was already facing scrutiny having failed to win a trophy during his time in charge of the club.

Despite Solskjaer’s poor record in recent months and lack of silverware, those in charge at the club have frequently reiterated their support for the former player.

Now, it has been reported that it is a case of when, rather than if, Solskjaer will be sacked.

What’s more, is that Solskjaer’s successor has reportedly already been lined up, and the potential hirings and firings could trigger a Premier League return for one of its legends.

As per Eurosport, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is being lined up as the most likely successor to Solskjaer, if he is sacked, and Frank Lampard could step in to fill Rodgers’ role.

Rodgers led Leicester to FA Cup success last term.

The report suggests that Lampard, who has already rejected three Premier League clubs this term, is waiting for the right opportunity to arise and would view Leicester as exactly that.

The former Blues midfielder, who was sacked by the club in January this year, has already rejected approaches from Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Norwich City.

While it is unknown whether or not the Foxes would consider Lampard if Rodgers were to depart, the ex-England international’s interest is believed to be real.

Lampard was praised for reaching Champions League qualification and the FA Cup final in his first season in charge of Chelsea, but was sacked six months later after a poor run of results had hindered their chances of securing a top four spot.

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