BREAKING: FRANK LAMPARD HAS BEEN SACKED AS EVERTON FOOTBALL CLUB MANAGER.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on January 23, 2023
News out of Goodison Park confirms Frank Lampard’s reign as Everton manager is over after he was sacked this afternoon. Relegation-threatened Everton axed the English man from his managerial duties owing to poor results.
The former Chelsea and Derby boss was told his 357 day spell in charge had come to an end during a phone call with Farhad Moshiri, Everton’s major shareholder. The Toffees was appointed to replace Rafael Benitez in January 2022 but leaves with the side 19th in the table, level on points(15) with bottom club Southampton after 20 league games this term.
Lampard’s dismissal follows Everton owner Farhad Moshiri attending his first match since October 2021 as the Toffees succumbed to a 2:0 defeat to West Ham at the London Stadium, their third consecutive defeat in the league, and their 11th loss in 14 matches in all competitions.
After the loss on Saturday, Lampard, while responding to questions relating to his job’s future said:
Those things are not my choice, It’s my job to work and focus and keep my head down, I’ve got absolute confidence in how I want to coach. And if they are difficult conditions at the minute, for a lot of different reasons that I’m very aware of, then that’s it. I just have to do my job and it’s not for me to make too many diversions around it rather than talk about what I can affect and that’s the players, trying to get the right results.
The 44 year-old was instrumental in helping Everton avoid the drop last season, but a run of poor form has ultimately end his reign as the Everton boss, who many believe would have done better if the club had better players for Lampard to work with.