Frank Lampard on Ipswich's list of candidates to succeed Mick McCarthy

Former Chelsea player Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge
Image: Frank Lampard is on a list of candidates to become the next Ipswich manager

Former England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is on a list of candidates to succeed Mick McCarthy as Ipswich manager, Sky Sports News understands.

Ipswich have been without a manager since McCarthy abruptly quit his role last month four games ahead of schedule, following a win over Barnsley.

The Suffolk club have received over 100 applications for the vacant managerial role and hope to name McCarthy's successor by the end of May at the earliest.

Lampard, who was linked with the managerial position at Oxford earlier this year, has already been interviewed twice by Ipswich owner Marcus Evans.

Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst is also on the shortlist of candidates but still has a League One play-off final against Rotherham to contest at Wembley.

St Mirren manager Jack Ross is also a contender for the role at Portman Road. The 41-year-old recently confirmed that talks had commenced between his current club and Ipswich regarding his future.

Mick McCarthy has left the club by mutual consent
Image: Ipswich have been without a permanent manager since Mick McCarthy left the club

"I think there has been communication between the clubs, but at the moment I don't know anything more than that," Ross told Sky Sports News.

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"At the moment my work and my focus is very much on trying to build a squad that will be progressive here and until that changes it will remain the case.

"This club has been great for me because it has offered me that chance to prove myself in the last 18 months and I want to try and get better. For as long as I'm here, hopefully, that will be the case."

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