Everton are reportedly looking for a new manager, with a trusted Sky Sports reporter claiming the Toffees are expected to confirm Frank Lampard has been sacked later on Monday.
The Toffees have struggled in form since taking charge a year ago, with Lampard winning just 12 of his 44 appearances. While his performances last season were enough to ensure their survival, this time around Everton they find themselves 19th in the Premier League.
In fact, the Toffees are now 10 games without a win. Their last 3-0 home victory over Crystal Palace was on October 22.
Speculation over Lampard’s future began to heat up after Saturday’s 2-0 loss to West Ham. In a game they badly needed to learn their lesson, the Merseysiders were underwhelming at the London Stadium.
Lampard said after the game He’s ready to dig deep to turn Everton around.
“Those things are not my choice, it’s my job to work, focus and keep a low profile,” Lampard said after Saturday’s game.
“I know something is going on at the club but whether the chairman or board members are in the game is not the outcome for me.
“I’ve been at Chelsea for 18 months and the boss hasn’t come to a game. It’s nothing to do with me. I can’t guess what he thinks about the game.
“It’s hard for me to sit here and talk about the right direction because of the results. Last year we barely made it through, five points from the safety zone with not many games to play.”
Sky Sports man reveals Lampard faces Everton sacking
“I said we would probably stay where we were, and there were questions about whether that would be competitive enough. But, to me, if you’re in a club that’s moved down with a lot of investment, it’s a situation where we don’t have that investment. , we are working hard to rebuild.
“It doesn’t mean you start climbing the stairs right away. It means you have to fit into the club and I’m ready to fit in.”
However, it appears a decision has been made as majority owner Farhad Mohiri discussed Lampard’s future with fellow board members at the weekend.
Now Sky Sports reporter Vinny O’Connor Claiming that a formal announcement of his dismissal may be made today.
“It was inevitable,” he said. “We’ve heard that a decision has been made and the decision is to announce at some point today that Lampard will be leaving.
“It’s been less than a year since he started. He was actually appointed on January 31 last year. It’s been a year and seven days since Rafa Benitez was sacked as Everton manager.
“You can see why Everton are in this position again. Second bottom, bottom on goal difference alone. In fact, they’ve lost at home to Southampton and Wolves in recent weeks and you saw that on Saturday The performance of West Ham. They made mistakes defensively, they looked toothless in attack and it all added to Everton’s problems.”
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O’Connor continued: “There’s a real fear here [about relegation] You’ve seen the atmosphere around the club. So this is a big decision for the Everton board.
“They want to reunite in this place because there’s a disconnect between the fans and the board… Certainly they hold them accountable more than Frank Lampard.
“So we’re expecting Everton to change again at a really critical moment of the season.”
The search for Lampard’s successor at Goodison Park will begin immediately as they plot a path to survival.
However, a decision has reportedly been made by the club and Duncan Ferguson is widely expected to take over.
The 51-year-old is a favorite at Goodison Park and has been a fantastic player and has been caretaker manager on a couple of occasions.
The Scot has been out of work since leaving Everton less than a year ago.
But with Everton not due to return until February 4, Ferguson is expected to be on the hot seat long before then in a crucial televised home game against Arsenal. That will give him just over a week to try and stabilize the club and get them going in the right direction.
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