Everton sack Frank Lampard

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Frank Lampard has been sacked by Everton following their 2-0 loss at West Ham United.

Everton’s ownership made the decision to dispense with Lampard’s services on Monday.

Lampard’s side were beaten 2-1 by 20th-placed Southampton last weekend and their defeat prompted the board to act, with Everton only off the bottom of the table on goal difference.

The Merseyside club have only recorded three victories in 20 Premier League matches this season, with the last of those coming against Crystal Palace on October 22. No side has won fewer games so far in the division.

Before the Southampton match, Everton owner Farhad Moshiri had given his backing to Lampard, but after the West Ham loss, claimed sacking him was “not his decision”.

But defeat against West Ham, a fellow struggler this season, was one loss too many for Lampard.

Premier League relegation battle

Pos Team GP D L GD Pts

13

20

5

6

9

-19

21

14

20

5

3

12

-7

18

15

19

4

6

9

-7

18

16

20

5

3

12

-8

18

17

20

4

5

11

-18

17

18

20

4

5

11

-23

17

19

20

3

6

11

-13

15

20

20

4

3

13

-18

15

Jarrod Bowen struck twice in the first half to put the game out of reach and only a late Ollie Watkins winner for Aston Villa against Southampton prevented Everton from ending the day bottom of the table.

Lampard took over at Everton in January 2022, following the departure of Rafa Benitez. Under Lampard, Everton avoided relegation last season and finished on 39 points.

After a summer which saw £84million spent on seven permanent signings, Everton began the 2022-23 campaign in decent form. They lost only two of their opening eight league matches and at the beginning of October, sat 11th in the Premier League.

This is the second time Lampard has been relieved of his duties at a Premier League side. In January 2021, he was sacked by Chelsea after a poor run of form which left his former club ninth.

Everton host top-of-the-table Arsenal in their next game on Saturday, February 4, before a Merseyside derby against Liverpool nine days later.

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