The Everton club has officially announced the dismissal of coach Frank Lampard. The former England international was put in charge of the Goodison Park bench last year, but Everton's disappointing results this season seem to have convinced the club's management of the step taken.
Everton were beaten by West Ham in their last Premier League match, and this made it 9 defeats in 12 matches for the team, which is ranked penultimate in the overall classification in the English championship. Everton has left behind only Southampton in the standings, but this is also thanks to the goal difference, as the teams have the same number of points. The team was also eliminated in the FA Cup by Manchester United, after losing 3-1. In total, Everton have secured only 3 wins this season.
Before Lampard's sacking, the club's management also faced pressure from fans, who are demanding real changes and new approaches from the board. We remind you that Everton has not yet brought any new players to the team during this market. Despite the club spending a whopping £80m in the summer, it seems the reinforcements have not had the desired effect.
Even last season, Frank Lampard's Everton went through a rather difficult period. In the last 18 games, the team suffered 10 defeats, and managed to ensure survival in the Premier League, only in the victory against Crystal Palace. However, the expectations for this season were different, and it seems that the club leaders did not want to take any further risks.
Meanwhile, regarding the future of Everton's bench, it is still not clear who will be Lampard's successor. The English media hint that the legend of the club, Duncan Ferguson, is one of the strong candidates for the position of coach. However, the club's management is still considering all possibilities.