Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is reported to be on the hunt for his first role in football management.
According to TWTD, an Ipswich Town fan-site, Lampard is among the leading contenders to replace Mick McCarthy after partaking in a job interview with the Championship club.
In a star-studded playing career that saw Lampard claim each and every club honour on offer, the former England international is reportedly "now the second-favourite to take charge at Portman Road."
Having parted with the former Ireland manager McCarthy amid concerns that the club had lost momentum in recent seasons, Lampard has recently spoke of his ambition to get involved in management:
I’m doing my coaching badges at the moment. I've spent a lot of time at Chelsea this year, gaining hours of experience. I've already managed to get my A Licence in coaching. So yes, with the right opportunity and right timing for me, I'd really take a very close look at it.
Only a short while after his former midfield partner for England Steven Gerrard took over Rangers, Lampard is not the only familiar face that has been in contact with the club.
Former Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood, and Tottenham Hotspur's U-18s coach Scott Parker are amongst those also being discussed for the role.
However, it is the less-vaunted Jack Ross who apparently holds most sway at the moment; the St Mirren boss meeting with Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans on more than one occasion.