Frank Lampard has been sacked as Everton manager, with a club statement expected to follow later this afternoon. The club sit 19th in the Premier League, managing to remain above Southampton on goal difference. Everton are winless in their last ten games across all competitions, and Saturday’s 2-0 loss to West Ham appears to have been the final straw for the club’s owners.
Farhad Moshiri was in attendance at the London Stadium as the Toffees were defeated by fellow relegation candidates West Ham, which truly showed the significance of the fixture – as the last game he had attended before this was in October 2021.
Lampard’s managerial career at Everton has certainly had plenty of ups and downs – with the former England midfield maestro guiding the club to safety last season, but they find themselves in a similar position now and an escape from the bottom three looks unlikely.
Lampard has been at the Merseyside club for just under a year – arriving at Goodison Park on January 31st 2022. While he may not be a top-tier manager, fans will undoubtedly feel that Lampard has been made a scapegoat by the board – with a lack of investment contributing to the club’s dire league position.
Everton’s squad is not Premier League quality, and there has been very little work done by the board to resolve that. Lampard has done the best he can on a shoestring budget, and his heroics last season won’t be forgotten by the Gwladys Street faithful.