Frank Lampard sacked by Everton after defeat to his former club West Ham with Toffees in Premier League relegation zone


Everton have sacked Frank Lampard as their manager. The Toffees are 19th in the Premier League table following a 2-0 defeat to West Ham, two points from safety, and majority owner Farhad Moshiri has decided to make another managerial change. It’s all over for Lampard at EvertonAFP Moshiri held talks with Lampard on Sunday along with chairman Bill Kenwright and informed the 44-year-old they had decided to relieved him of his duties on Monday. An official announcement by the club is imminent. Lampard was hired in January 2022 to replace Rafael Benitez and managed to keep them in the top flight. However, results remained poor at the start of the 2022/23 campaign and losses to Brighton and Southampton at Goodison Park piled the pressure on the ex-Chelsea midfielder. A game with the Hammers, where he started his playing career, was set to be make or break and Everton fell to another disappointing defeat with Jarrod Bowen scoring twice. The Toffees have won just three matches all season and their poor run has stretched to just one win in their last 14 games. Lampard was in charge of 44 matches for Everton, winning just 12 times, and having a win rate of 27.2 per cent. This ended up being worse than his predecessor Benitez, who won 31.8 per cent of his matches in charge. Lampard was in charge of Everton for just a yearGetty Most read in Football Rice favours Arsenal, Kane open to new Tottenham deal, Newcastle weigh up Gordon bid Everton players expect Frank Lampard to be sacked after crunch talks with Farhad Moshiri 'You'll still be Spurs' - Laura Woods in no mood to let jealous fans ruin Arsenal win Roy Keane says Man United's loss to Arsenal was a 'reality check' and questions quartet Helwani loved Woods’ savage reply to Morgan after he demanded apology from Ten Hag Ronaldo off to winning start with Al-Nassr but has quiet debut with Saudi Arabian club Sean Dyche is the early favourite to replace Lampard, while ex-star Wayne Rooney and former Toffees managers David Moyes and Robert Martinez are also among the contenders, according to the latest bookmaker odds. The sacking comes amidst fan unrest at Everton as they protest against owner Farhad Moshiri, chairman Bill Kenwright, and the rest of the board. After the loss to Southampton, supporters also held players, including Yerry Mina, to account outside Goodison Park. And, at the London Stadium, numerous banners were held up by those who had travelled to the game. Everton fans made their feelings known again away at West HamAFP Toffees want change at Goodison Park but, for now, it’s just a managerial oneGetty More follows… talkSPORT BET OFFER OF THE DAY Get up to £40 in free bets* – CLAIM HERE 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet up to £40 (min. £20) on selected events at odds of 2.00+, in 7 days. Get up to £40 in free bets on selected events. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply, see below. | Please gamble responsibly SEE ALL FREE BETS HERE