Harry Redknapp admits ‘fears’ for Frank Lampard’s Everton future as Toffees slip into Premier League bottom-three and says in-trouble coach ‘needs som


Harry Redknapp admits he fears for Frank Lampard and his future in charge of Everton with the club now locked in a relegation battle. The former Tottenham manager says he is in regular contact with his nephew and insists he ‘needs some help’ to turn the Toffees around after they slipped into the Premier League bottom-three. Lampard is under mounting pressure as Everton slipped into the bottom threeGetty Everton were thumped 4-1 at home to Brighton on Tuesday, leaving them without a win in six league games. The defeat and other results at the bottom of the table meant Lampard’s side slipped into the relegation zone, having picked up just 15 points from 18 games this season. The Toffees’ home form has become a concern having lost four of their last five at Goodison Park and Tuesday’s humiliation has destroyed any hope that may have emerged from their encouraging 1-1 draw at Manchester City on New Year’s Eve. Redknapp believes Lampard – who is believed to be on the brink of the sack – is short of players and needs his side to be more prolific if they are to get themselves out of trouble. “I text him all the time and I sit and follow every game and kick every ball for him, to be fair,” Redknapp exclusively told talkSPORT Breakfast. “I want to see him do well, but I did fear at the start of the year, I must be honest. Brighton inflicted Everton’s heaviest league defeat of the season on themGetty Most read in Football sad Bailey in tears and apologises but Villa legend Agbonlahor insists crying was 'strange' MAR-VELLOUS Ronaldo is one person not surprised by Odegaard's current Arsenal form ALL OK Ronaldo can live with partner Rodriguez despite Saudi's strict unmarried couple laws rein in Aguero reveals Messi told him to 'stop drinking' during Argentina World Cup party Funny South Africa tourism board respond to Ronaldo error at Saudi Arabia unveiling WAIT Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr debut on Thursday in doubt amid report he's 'banned' “I looked at their squad and the centre forward [Dominic] Calvert-Lewin was injured. They bought in [Neal] Maupay and he works hard, but he doesn’t score many goals. “You look at his record at Brighton… he did well at Brentford, very well, but in the Premier League he’s not managed to take that on. “So they’re really very short, I think.” Everton face a crucial period of fixtures starting with Friday’s trip to Manchester United in the FA Cup. They then face key clashes with fellow strugglers Southampton and West Ham in the league before the visit of Arsenal, followed by the Merseyside derby against Liverpool. Harry Redknapp says he fears for Everton and Lampard is in need of help to turn round their fortunesGetty Images Redknapp knows Lampard will need to find a formula to quickly turn around Everton’s fortunes. And despite the option to bolster his squad in the January transfer window, the former Spurs boss admits it could be a tough road ahead for the Toffees. “He does need some help, I mean if he had [Antonio] Conte’s squad he’d be delighted that’s for sure,” he added. “I think it’s going to be a long season for Everton.” talkSPORT BET OFFER OF THE DAY Get up to £25 in free bets + 25 free spins* – CLAIM HERE 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet up to £25 (min. £10) on selected events at odds of 2.00+, in 7 days. Get up to £25 in free bets on selected events + 25 Free Spins on D10S Maradona slot. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply, see below. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly SEE ALL FREE BETS HERE