World media go giddy over potential return of Lampard vs Gerrard in Scotland

For a man who has spent a lifetime in football it was apparent even Harry Redknapp was excited about the prospect of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard renewing acquaintances north of the border.

The legendary former Tottenham boss told Record Sport his nephew could be tempted by Celtic if a vacancy arises at the end of the season.

And that has led to worldwide interest in the axed Chelsea boss potentially coming to Glasgow to take on great rival and current Rangers boss Gerrard.

The duo produced one of the great rivalries of the Premier League era as Chelsea and Liverpool treated fans to epic encounters both domestically and in the Champions League.

It’s often assumed that the pair aren’t close due to the difficulties several England managers had in trying to get them both into the same Three Lions team.

But that couldn’t be further from reality with a healthy mutual respect and some great exchanges when the pair worked together on BT Sport.

Gerrard made clear on Tuesday that he wants to see his former international team-mate back as soon as possible: “I’m gutted for Frank, he’s a friend of mine, someone I respect greatly.

“Knowing the guy he’ll be back before no time, he will dust himself down and he’ll get ready to get back involved.”

And now a selection of media outlets across the world have had their say on the potential mouthwatering scenario if they come up against each other once again as managers.

Aftonbladet (Sweden)

“In that case (Frank Lampard going to Celtic), it would mean a tempting managerial duel between him and Steven Gerrard in the two classic Glasgow clubs.

“And the eternal debate over which of the English midfield legends is the greatest would continue.

“Celtic have won the Scottish league the last nine seasons, but right now Rangers top with three games more played, 23 points ahead of second-placed Celtic in the table.”

Pilka Sport SE (Poland)

“If Lampard took over the ‘Celts’ team, it would be a real duel of the giants.

“In the ‘Old Firm Derby’ two Premier League legends would face each other.

“Steven Gerrard as the coach of Glasgow Rangers and Lampard as the guardian of Celtic. The next few days will answer the question whether such a scenario can actually take place.

“Celtic are doing very badly this season.

“Neil Lennon’s charges were unable to get through the Champions League, and they said goodbye to the Europa League at the group stage.

“In addition, at home, they clearly give way to the eternal rival, losing as much as 23 points to Rangers (with 3 games played less). The chances of the ‘Celts’ for the championship are therefore illusory.”

Bongdaplus (Vietnam)

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It’s not just a report making waves in the Far East, they have spoke with Stan Collymore who has floated the idea of Lampard heading to Glasgow.

It reads: “The dismissal may be painful for Lampard but he has the qualifications and the qualities to be a top coach. I remain adamant that he will have at least one more return to Chelsea.

“Currently, I wonder if a club like Celtic could be his best option? A club just enough for Lampard to challenge and train himself, like Steven Gerrard is doing at Rangers.”

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