Frank Lampard has finally been sacked as Everton’s manager following the decision of the club’s hierarchy meeting held today.
We earlier announced that Everton was having an emergency meeting to decide the future of Lampard whether or not to keep him as the Toffees manager.
And the verdict of the club’s board in the just concluded meeting has called for Lampard’s immediate sack.
The Toffees have been languishing in 19th place in the Premier League table and have lost eight of their last nine games across all competitions under Lampard’s watch.
Everton have only won just one match in 14 appearances and is near the relegation zone sitting 19th in the Premier League table.
It appears the former Chelsea boss knew what was coming when he said he was not afraid of being sacked following the heat-up at Goodison park.
And finally, The Toffees have disengaged Lampard from coaching the club after he failed to prevent another defeat following the home defeat by Brighton earlier this month.
Meanwhile, Everton owner Farhad Moshiri once backed Lampard when he called for stability in the team, but there seems to be no pardon seeing Everton lost three matches, including back-to-back defeats in the hands of relegation rivals Southampton and West Ham United.
In their last defeat against West Ham United, Farhad Moshiri was asked about Lampard’s future after attending his first Everton match in 14 months.
Moshiri bizarrely replied: “I can’t comment. It’s not my decision.”
However, former Everton stars Kevin Campbell and Alan Stubbs seem not to accept the Iranian billionaire’s statement as they ridiculed Moshiri’s claim.
Lampard has now joined an ever-increasing list of managers who have been bestowed with the responsibility of steering Everton forward but eventually got dismissed.
The 44-year-old former Chelsea midfielder Lampard left Goodison Park having won just 12 of his 44 matches, with 23 losses while managing the team, leaving him with a win percentage of 27%.
The former Chelsea boss, Lampard arrived at the club at the end of January 2021 and has been unemployed for more than a year following his departure from Stamford Bridge.
Since the Qatar World Cup break, The Toffees have picked up just five points from 11 matches and also crashed out of the Carabao Cup in an embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Bournemouth.
However, Saturday’s disappointing defeat against West Ham United was the final straw for Lampard, with the Hammers picking up their first victory in eight games.
No manager has completed two full seasons in Goodison park’s hot seat since 2016.
And according to reports, Everton are considering former Burnley manager Sean Dyche as their favorite replacement to take up the managerial role.
However, Sean Dyche is not among the board’s preferred candidates and has not been approached for the managerial role.
Meanwhile, Manchester United legends Wayne Rooney, Duncan Ferguson, and Nuno Espirito Santo have also been linked with the job.