Former Chelsea and Everton boss Frank Lampard says he is ready to return to management amid links with the vacant job at Turf Moor.

Lampard has been out of work since his most recent stint at Stamford Bridge at the back end of the 2022/23 campaign.

He has been touted as a potential candidate to replace Vincent Kompany at Burnley following the Belgian’s move to European giants Bayern Munich.

The Clarets are preparing for life back in the Championship following relegation from the top flight, winning just five league games all season.

Lampard told talkSPORT: "Some opportunities have come my way, they didn't feel right for the time. So I've kind of taken that decision a bit at times.

"But now I feel ready so we will see what opportunities come up. I'm certainly ready to work. I love doing what I do, so we will see."

He added: "I'd like to find the right opportunity. I've enjoyed the break in a sense because football management takes over your life.

"That is the beauty of it and also sometimes you realise when you're out if it, it is about spending time with your family.

"I have got a young family too, that is important. So that has been nice."

Craig Bellamy, who was Kompany’s assistant over the past couple of seasons, has been named Burnley’s acting head coach while the club searches for a new permanent boss. He will be assisted by Mike Jackson, who had a stint as interim manager following Sean Dyche’s sacking.

Ruud van Nistelrooy and Scott Parker are two of the other names near the top of the bookies’ odds at the time of writing.

The Championship season kicks off on the weekend of August 10 and the Clarets’ fixture list will be revealed on Wednesday, June 26.