Frank Lampard’s future at Everton is on the verge of cessation following their comprehensive 2-0 away defeat to West Ham United on Saturday which left them in 19th position.
The England coach, Lampard will discover his fate at Everton in 24 hours after the club’s hierarchy hold a crisis meeting to deliberate on his job whether or not to sack the former Chelsea coach.
The Toffees have now won just one match in 14 and are 19th in the Premier League table under Lampard’s watch.
It appears like the former Chelsea midfielder would be axed after he failed to prevent another defeat following the home defeat by Brighton earlier this month.
Even though The Toffees owner, Farhad Moshiri backed Lampard when he called for stability in the team, 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.
After West Ham’s defeat, 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.”
Meanwhile, former Everton stars Kevin Campbell and Alan Stubbs seem not to accept the Iranian billionaire’s statement as they ridiculed Moshiri’s claim.
Stubbs tweeted: “Not my decision? Whose is it then?”
Campbell also remarked: “I can’t believe all this foolishness!”
The build-up now is that Moshiri and the club’s board have been talking over Lampard’s future since the defeat by the Hammers at the London Stadium which the aftermath could send Lampard out of Goodison Park.
The Iranian billionaire was disappointed to have seen his club being humiliated as he was in attendance on Saturday to watch Everton’s game for the first time since October 2021.
And according to the Sun report, The Toffees are now considering candidates who could replace Lampard if the former Chelsea manager is eventually dismissed.
Everton is considering Sean Dyche, Nuno Espirito Santo, and Everton legend Wayne Rooney among other candidates to serve as a replacement for Lampard.
However, The Toffees will have to be fast with their decisions knowing fully well that there is just over a week to go in the transfer window.
Meanwhile, the 44-year-old England manager Lampard isn’t scared of being sacked when he said: “I don’t fear being sacked — I’m proud to do the job.
“I just get up every day and think how we can get better.”
Zinchenko Believes Arsenal Own The Premier League Title.
And While Lampard is on a hot seat at Goodison park awaiting the end of the board’s meeting, Zinchenko believes Arsenal is arguably the right club to hoist the Premier League trophy this season.
The former Manchester City star maintained that Arsenal could achieve big things after joining Arteta’s side last summer.
Zinchenko revealed his Arsenal team-mates now believe him after they had joked with his belief.
Zinchenko, who has won four Premier League titles with Manchester City, insisted he saw Arsenal’s potential to challenge for the EPL trophy when he joined last summer.
He told Premier League Productions: “To be honest, when I just arrived, the quality I saw, obviously I knew the Arsenal team, I knew all of them before [joining], but still I realized on the pitch we have everything to achieve the big things.”
‘‘I started to speak in the dressing room like, ‘guys, forget top three or whatever, we need to think about the title’. Some of them were laughing, but now no one is laughing.”
‘‘All of us are dreaming, but still, there are a lot of games to play. Manchester United is back, and City, as always, is there. Let’s see what’s going to happen, we need to go step by step.’’
The Ukraine international Zinchenko also revealed what he told his Arsenal teammates in the huddle before their Sunday victory over Ten Hag’s United.
He added: ‘I can say exactly what I said, ‘guys, when everyone retires you’re going to regret you didn’t enjoy it enough because this is the atmosphere, this is our home, no one can beat us here, we can’t drop points with this atmosphere and our fans behind us.”
Mikel Arteta’s side continued with their spectacular run of form on Sunday, January 22 as they shocked Manchester United, sealing a 3-2 victory in the last minute at Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners are now five points clear at the top of the league as Manchester City maintained the gap with a 3-0 victory against Wolves on Sunday at noon.
Arsenal will hopefully extend their lead as they will travel to lock horns in a Premier League clash with arch-rivals Manchester City on Friday, January 27.
Thereafter, a difficult task awaits Lampard if he’s lucky to remain as Everton’s boss following the club’s board meeting as the Toffees will host Arsenal next week, February 4.