Frank Lampard is expected to be sacked as manager of Everton after poor form has left them joint bottom of the Premier League.
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri attended his first match since October 2021 as the Toffees suffered a 2-0 defeat against West Ham – their third league defeat in a row.
Former Chelsea boss Lampard arrived at Goodison Park in January 2022 and although he helped the club avoid relegation last season, he has only just picked up. 15 points from 20 games And just three wins in that span – the worst victory record in the division.
Everton’s run of 10 games without a win in all competitions leaves them 19th in the table, behind only Southampton on goal difference, while they have also been knocked out of both domestic cup competitions in that time. are
‘Big decision at crucial time for Everton’
Sky Sports News’ Vinnie O’Connor:
“There is an inevitability about it. We are hearing that at some point a decision will be made and the expectation is that it will be announced that Frank Lampard will step down as Everton manager.
“It will be less than a year since he took over – he was actually appointed as manager on January 31 last year. And it has been a year and seven days since Rafa Benitez was sacked at Everton.
“You can see why – Everton are in that position again. They are second from bottom in the Premier League, just above Southampton on goal difference. They have been beaten by Southampton and Wolves in recent weeks. They have lost and if you look at the performance against West Ham, there were defensive mistakes and they look a bit toothless in attack again. And it all adds to Everton’s problems and why again. The fear is that they are once again in a relegation battle.
“You can see the atmosphere around the club so it’s a big decision for the Everton board. It’s about building a bit of unity around the place again because there’s been a disconnect between the fans – who felt are that they have been made scapegoats in terms of respect.The problems the club faces when they hold board members accountable for the state the club finds itself in.
“He’s certainly holding the board more accountable than Frank Lampard at the moment. So we’re expecting a change at Everton again at a crucial point in the season. Their next game is against Arsenal on February 4. Gaye, then it’s the Merseyside derby, before back-to-back home games against Leeds and Aston Villa which could go a long way to affect Everton’s fortunes this season.”
Moshiri: Lampard’s future is not my decision Merson: The players are not up to it.
Addressing. Sky Sports News After the defeat to West Ham, Everton boss Moshiri said “it’s not my decision” when asked if Lampard’s time was up, while the manager insisted he was in his final post-match interview. I remained focused on the challenge at hand.
“It’s my job to work and stay focused and keep my head down,” Lampard said. Sky Sports. “I have complete confidence in how I want to coach. And if those are tough situations right now, for a lot of different reasons that I’m very aware of, then so be it.
“I just have to do my job and it’s not for me to have too many diversions around it and not talk about what I can influence and that’s the players, trying to get the right results. are doing.”
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson said Football week That he did not believe Lampard had lost the commitment of the players – but he questioned the quality of players at Lampard’s disposal.
“They are not no Trying for Lampard, it’s got nothing to do with it,” Merson said. “Sometimes you look at players and think, ‘They’re just waiting for the manager to go and then they start running again. will do’. They work hard. But they are not dependent on it at this time.
“They keep losing to all the teams around them, that’s the problem. They’ve lost three of their last five to Wolves, Southampton and West Ham.”
Everton’s next six matches
February 4 – weapon (H), kick-off 12.30pm
February – Liverpool (A), live on Sky Sports, kick-off at 8pm
February 18 – Leeds (H), kick-off 3pm
February 25 – Austin Villa (H), kick-off 3pm
March 4 – Nottingham Forest (A), Kick-off time TBC
March 11 – Brentford (H), kick-off time TBC
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