In a crushingly inevitable development, Frank Lampard has been removed as Everton manager with the club 19th in the table.
Frank Lampard joined Everton in January 2022 and helped them to narrowly avoid a relegation which he nearly caused.
This season, Frank Lampard led Everton to 15 points from 20 games and only three wins. That’s the worst win record in the league and they’re only above Southampton in the table on goal difference.
The Everton board did not attend the recent home match against Southampton due to the threat of violence from protesting fans. This appeared to be the tipping point with the club announcing Lampard’s sacking on Monday afternoon following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham.
“Everyone at Everton would like to thank Frank and his coaching staff for their service during what has been a challenging 12 months,” a club statement read.
“Frank and his team’s commitment and dedication have been exemplary throughout their time at the club, but recent results and the current league position meant this difficult decision had to be taken. We wish Frank and all his backroom team well for their future in the game.”
According to reports Sean Dyche, Marcelo Bielsa and Thomas Frank are in the running to replace Lampard. This illustrates the Everton problem beautifully.
Those three candidates rather neatly represent three different coaching archetypes. Dyche, an old-school British manager. Bielsa, a mature and experienced hispanic idealogue. Frank, a young European coach with a background in youth development, the hipsters’ choice.
There’s no telling which Everton will get and no telling which is more likely to succeed, either. They’ve had all those types of manager, they’ve had every type of manager. Benitez, Ancelotti, Silva, Koeman, Allerdyce, Ferguson, Martinez, Lampard.
Bar arguably Martinez, none of those have been a success because Everton are a disaster. If they’re relegated this season, they will play their final season at Goodison Park in the Championship. If their new stadium move isn’t going to cripple them financially, it’s vital the club finds a way to stay up.