Everton Football Club has announced the dismissal of manager Frank Lampard after a string of poor performances. The Toffees are currently second from bottom in the Premier League table with just 15 points from 20 matches, narrowly avoiding last place on goal difference alone. The team has lost 11 of its last 14 games under Lampard’s leadership.
The 44-year-old former Chelsea and England midfielder was appointed as Everton manager in January 2022, taking over from Rafael Benitez with the team 16th in the table. Despite Lampard’s efforts, the team narrowly avoided relegation that season. However, the current campaign has seen a significant decline in results, leading to the club’s decision to let him go.
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Lampard’s big managerial role came at Chelsea, where he served as head coach from 2019 to 2021. During his tenure, he led the team to a fourth-place finish in the Premier League and reached the knockout of the UEFA Champions League. Despite this success, he was sacked by the London club after a poor run of results in the 2021-2022 season.
The dismissal of Lampard by Everton is a significant blow to the former Chelsea and England midfielder, who had aspirations of becoming one of the top managers in the Premier League. The search for a new manager is now underway at Goodison Park, with the club looking to turn around their fortunes and avoid relegation.