Frank Lampard’s odds of managing in the Premier League have been dramatically slashed as he enters the running for the Brighton managerial vacancy as second favourite – say bookmaker SportNation.Bet.

The Derby manager has seen his odds almost slashed in half from 10/1 to 11/2 to take over at The Amex after Chris Hughton was sacked less than 24 hours after the Seagulls’ season came to a close.

With the Rams currently 1-0 down in the play-offs with an away trip to Leeds to come, taking over on the south coast may well be Lampard’s best chance of a top flight reign for at least another year – as Derby drift to 12/1 to secure promotion.

The Chelsea legend has shown he has what it takes to manage in the Premier League – beating sides like Manchester United at Old Trafford and Southampton in the cup competitions whilst narrowly losing 3-2 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Swansea City boss Graham Potter is the bookmakers’ favourite at 1/3 while a short and miserable stint at Stoke for Nathan Jones could also be about to come to an end, as the ex Luton Town manager is third favourite at 12/1, ahead of former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte who is a shock contender at 16/1.

A SportNation.Bet spokesman said: “Despite Potter being the clear favourite, punters seemingly prefer Lampard as the ideal option to take over from Hughton. Derby have it all to do in the play offs now, but the betting suggests the former Chelsea midfielder could end up in the top flight one way or another next term.

Should the Rams fail to make it up they could have a job on their hands keeping their promising young manager at the iPro Stadium.”

Brighton manager specials
Graham Potter: 1/3
Frank Lampard: 11/2
Nathan Jones: 12/1
Mikel Arteta: 14/1
Roger Schmidt: 14/1
Gary Rowett: 14/1
Antonio Conte: 16/1
Alex Neil: 20/1
Claude Puel: 20/1
David Moyes: 20/1
Michael Laudrup: 20/1
Phil Neville: 20/1
Arsene Wenger: 22/1
Jose Mourinho: 22/1
Rafa Benitez: 22/1
Garry Monk: 25/1
Marcelo Bielsa: 28/1
Harry Redknapp: 30/1
Andre Villas Boas: 33/1

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