Following Derby County’s appointment of Frank Lampard as their new head coach, Steven Gerrard has emerged as the favourite in the battle of the old English duo.
We rate the new Rangers boss at 1/16 to have the higher win rate of the two managers, with Lampard less likely to get the Rams battering their opponents at 13/2.
Stevie is odds-on at 1/5 to clinch his first ever league title before Lamps claims a Championship crown (3/1), and a cup win is also considered more likely for the Scottish giants (1/6) than for Derby (7/2).
Perhaps then, the Rams could do with the help of Lampard’s good friend John Terry, who is priced at 5/4 to head to Pride Park this summer.
The former Chelsea star may also be the 4/6 favourite to be sacked but competing with Celtic’s recent dominance in the SPL might be a step too far for the new Rangers manager – Gerrard is 11/10 to ‘slip-up’ and get the axe first.
With a long career in management still ahead of the pair, the Liverpool legend is favourite to take the helm at a Premier League club first (8/13) and is also more likely to make the step up from his time as England captain to become the manager of the national side (6/5).
Our spokesman Paddy Power said: “The Lampard vs Gerrard debate is one that divided football fans during their time as players, so it will be interesting to see who has the upper-hand from the touchline.
“The Championship is an unpredictable league for Lampard, but Gerrard’s experience at Liverpool should stand him in good stead for being in another club’s shadow in Glasgow.”
LAMPARD AND GERRARD MANAGERIAL SPECIALS
FIRST TO WIN A LEAGUE TITLE
FIRST TO WIN A CUP COMPETITION
FIRST TO GET SACKED
FIRST TO BE APPOINTED MANAGER OF A PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM
FIRST TO BE ENGLAND MANAGER
HIGHER WIN RATE IN DEBUT MANAGERIAL SEASON