January 23 (THEWILL) – Everton Football Club has parted ways with manager Frank Lampard following a string of poor performances.
The decision was made on Monday, after the team’s 2-0 loss to West Ham United. This marks the second time Lampard has been dismissed from an English Premier League side, as he was previously sacked by Chelsea in 2021.
The Merseyside club has struggled this season, recording only three victories in 20 Premier League matches. Their last victory came against Crystal Palace on October 22nd. With the team currently sitting at 19th place on the table, the board felt it was necessary to make a change in order to avoid being relegated.
Lampard took over at Everton in January 2022, succeeding former manager Rafa Benitez. Last season, he was able to steer the team to safety, finishing on 39 points. However, despite spending £84 million on seven permanent signings in the summer, the team has been unable to replicate their previous season’s success.
Everton’s next match is against top-of-the-table Arsenal on February 4th, followed by a crucial Merseyside derby against Liverpool.