Frank Lampard admits he is not concerned about the nationality of the next England manager, believing that the FA should appoint the best man for the job rather than the best English candidate.

Lampard said: “I have never held the view that we should solely be looking towards an Englishman.

“It would be very one dimensional for us to think that way.

“It is a decision that the Football Association have to make.

“It is not my position or that of any of the other players to have any input.

“I wouldn’t expect to be involved in choosing the next manager because it is up to the FA to get the right man.”

But Lampard admits he has a lot of time for current manager Sven Goran Eriksson, who will stand down after the World Cup finals in Germany this summer.

“Sven was the man who really gave me a chance with England because I had only been capped once before he took the job,” he said.

“He gave me confidence and belief that I could play at international level and I will always appreciate that.”

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