Frank Lampard seems to be linked with any managerial vacancy in the UK at the moment with Leicester City the latest club to be reportedly interested in his services, should current boss Brendan Rodgers depart for Manchester United.
Lampard looks to be driving a hard bargain however as he still hopes Chelsea will see sense and reverse his sacking from a year ago.
And Paddy Power News has obtained a document outlining some of his bizarre requests that would have to be met, if he was to take over The King Power Stadium hot-seat.
The first real bone of contention seems to surround the snacks that are available in the club bars, function suites and vending machines. Walkers Crisps, of course, are a staple of the Leicester landscape with the city’s favourite son, Gary Lineker, often seen stuffing his face with them on TV ads.
Lamps is understood to have let it be known that he prefers to relax with a cold beer and a packet of Kettle Chips.
The former Chelsea boss is believed to be keen to substitute the local lot with the Norfolk based snack giant, which begs the question of why did he turned down the job at Norwich City?
A former team-mate of Frank’s told us that he was always considered; “A bit of a crisp snob” amongst the rest of the players during his time at Chelsea and would often be seen tucking into a crisp sandwich after training.
For the record, we understand that he prefers the big bags to the variety packs and his favourite flavour is mature cheddar and red onion. Good choice Frank.
The former England midfielder is a serious muso too and his favourite band just happens to be the Leicester based four-piece, Kasabian.
A quick glance at Frank’s Spotify playlist will tell you all you need to know with the bands biggest hit, “Fire,” his go-to track when he’s travelling to games.
The lads are keen Foxes fans and their stuff can often be heard prior to kick-off at the King Power, but that apparently, wouldn’t be enough for Lampard if he was to come on board. Paddy Power News believes that he would want a clause written into any agreement allowing him VIP access to all their gigs anywhere in the world!
His final demand – if you don’t count wanting to play snooker with “The Jester from Leicester” and current World Champion Mark Selby, at least once a week – would ruffle more feathers than Christmas week on a turkey farm because as we understand it, Lampard has requested a total ban on stadium “clappers” if he becomes boss.
“He used to hate coming here with Chelsea” another ex-teammate confessed to us, “Those clappy things used to do his head in and often resulted in him having to lie down in a dark room for an hour after the game, to get rid of his migraine.”
These demands could prove a stumbling block to any deal should Rodgers depart, and Lamps has never made it a secret that his ambition is to one day return to Stamford Bridge to have another fruitless crack at trying to lead Chelsea to domestic and European glory.
“He’d prefer to see celery in the stands rather than those cheap plastic things that are totally unnecessary and bad for the environment,” a close friend told us,
“Ever since his missus got the job on The One Show he’s been keen to cut his carbon footprint.”
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