Frank Lampard: Everton manager sacked after defeat by West Ham

Everton manager Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard has lost his last four league matches as Everton manager

Everton sacked manager Frank Lampard after less than a year at Goodison Park.

beats West Ham United’s stuttering game was Everton’s ninth loss in 12 Premier League matches on Saturday.

They are second from bottom of the table with 15 points from 20 matches, ahead of Southampton on goal difference.

Former England midfielder Lampard, 44, replaced Rafael Benitez in January 2022 with the team 16th in the table and helped Everton avoid relegation.

Everton are now looking for their sixth permanent manager in five years.

distance 1-1 tie At defending champions Manchester City on December 31, it was Everton Lost 4-1 to Brighton At Goodison Park, they were knocked out of the FA Cup by 3-1 defeat against Manchester United And they were then Beat Southampton Despite taking the lead, before the recent defeat against West Ham.

They only managed three wins all season.

There have been widespread and loud protests from fans against the board in recent matches, and fans staged a sit-in after the loss to Southampton.

Everton Board of Directors He missed that match due to what the club claimed was a “real and credible threat to their safety”.

Merseyside Police said no threats or incidents had been reported to officers before the match before announced Everton Enhanced security measures will be put in place.

That was also in response to Face some supporters Defender Yerry Mina and midfielder Anthony Gordon leave Goodison Park in their cars last weekend.

Everton’s owner, Farhad Moshiri, attended his first game in 14 months at West Ham, alongside much-criticised chairman Bill Kenwright. Moshiri, when questioned by Sky Sports at the match, indicated that it was not up to him to decide on Lampard’s future.

The club have yet to sign anyone in the January transfer window, but have spent in excess of £80m in the summer, including 33 million pounds to sign Amadou Onana from lil f £20m to buy Dwight McNeil After Burnley receiving 60 million pounds sterling For Brazil striker Richarlison from Tottenham.

Manager Toys w Dr the points points for each game
Mike Walker 31 6 9 16 27 0.87
Frank Lampard 38 9 8 21 35 0.92
Rafael Benitez 19 5 4 10 19 1.00
Walter Smith 143 41 42 60 165 1.15
Source: Stats Perform

Lampard took his first steps in management with Derby in 2018. In his only season in charge, they reached the Championship Final, where they lost to Aston Villa.

He replaced Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea coach in July 2019, but he was article 18 months later.

Lampard took over Goodison with Everton in 16th place in the table, six points above the relegation zone.

Everton suffered 10 defeats in the remaining 18 games of the season, but ensured their survival with 3-2 return to victory over Crystal Palace On what Lampard called “one of the greatest nights” of his career.

Lampard has won just 12 of his 44 matches in all competitions, a winning percentage of 27.27 that is far worse than his record at Derby (42.1%) and Chelsea (52.4%).

As a player, Lampard made 648 appearances and won 11 major trophies during his 13 seasons with Chelsea after joining from boyhood club West Ham in 2001.

He left Stamford Bridge in June 2014 as the club’s top scorer with 211 goals and had spells at Manchester City and New York before ending his 21-year professional career in 2017.

Lampard scored 29 goals in 106 appearances for England.

“Everton have to get it right, but their track record doesn’t inspire confidence” – Analysis

Frank Lampard’s sacking as Everton manager is the latest chapter in a saga of dysfunction and instability under owner Farah Moshiri and a board facing open rebellion from his supporters.

It is Moshiri’s sixth managerial sack as Carlo Ancelotti resigns to return to Real Madrid, underlining the chaos at Goodison Park, where a more than £500m transfer has seen Everton operate within the constraints of financial fair play.

Most urgently, who could lure the Everton board to a 19th-placed Premier League side amid a toxic atmosphere?

It’s a huge undertaking for any incoming manager, with morale at rock bottom and Everton once again battling relegation to the Championship.

Moshiri and Everton have to get it right – the problem is their poor record doesn’t inspire confidence that they will.

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