Chelsea Legend, Lampard Jobless Again, Gets Everton’s Sack

  • Following damaging 2-0 loss to West Ham
  • Club eyes Sean Dyche, Nuno Espirito Santo for job

Everton have sacked their manager, Frank Lampard following the Toffees’ damaging 2-0 defeat to West Ham at the weekend that left them 19th in the Premier League and without a win in 10 matches across all competitions.

The Chelsea legend arrived at Goodison Park in January 2022, and helped the club to narrowly escape relegation last season. But currently, he leaves Everton with 15 points from 20 games and three wins this term – the worst victory record in the division.

Placed 19th on the table, with only Southampton below them on goal difference, the Toffees are again in serious danger this season and things went awry by the 2-0 loss to the Hammers at the London Stadium, in a contest that had been dubbed ‘El Sackico’.

That unsavory result left Everton languishing in the Premier League relegation zone, two points adrift of safety, and the club’s under-fire board had to take the tough decision of relieving Lampard of his duties as their manager.

Ahead of their parting ways, club owner, Farhad Moshiri had made a rare appearance at the West Ham game where he bizarrely claimed sacking Lampard was “not his decision”. It was Moshiri’s first match since October 2021 as the Toffees succumbed to their third consecutive loss in the league

Reports indicated that Moshiri later met with other board members in the capital following the defeat and after ‘very frank’ discussions, a decision was made on Lampard’s future.

But the manager’s departure is unlikely to quell unrest in the Toffees’ fanbase, with supporters taking aim at years of perceived poor decision-making from those at the top in recent weeks.

In the interim, former Wolves and Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo, who is currently in charge at Saudi Arabian side, Al-Ittihad, is among those being considered to replace Lampard.

Meanwhile, signals emerging from Goodison Park indicate that Sean Dyche, out of work since leaving Burnley at the end of last season, is among the candidates to take the Everton job, and that the club are also big admirers of Brentford’s Thomas Frank as well as former Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa.

After being sacked in the middle of the season by Chelsea two years ago, Lampard has now endured two largely unsuccessful spells in charge of Premier League sides.

While the former England international could eventually coach in the division again, it is also possible he may be assessing options elsewhere to rebuild his reputation already affected by the two failed assignments with the Blues and the Toffees.

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