Everton sacked Frank Lampard – The Athletic

Frank Lampard has been sacked by Everton after a 2-0 defeat by West Ham United.

Everton’s ownership decided to release Lampard on Monday.

The club confirmed the news on Monday evening.

Lampard’s side were beaten 2-1 by 20th-placed Southampton last weekend, their latest defeat prompting action across the board, with Everton sitting bottom of the table on goal difference.

The Merseyside club have three wins in 20 Premier League games this season, the last of which came against Crystal Palace on October 22, and are unbeaten in the division so far.

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri backed Lampard ahead of the Southampton game but said it was “not my decision” to sack him after the West Ham defeat.

But a defeat against fellow strugglers West Ham was Lampard’s only defeat this season.

The division of the Premier League

Letter group GP W D L G.D Pit

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 equalize and Ollie Watkins’ late winner against Aston Villa at Southampton kept Everton out of the top flight on the final day.

Lampard will take over at Everton in January 2022 following the departure of Rafa Benitez. Under Lampard, Everton managed to avoid relegation last season, finishing with 39 points.

After a summer that saw them spend £84m on seven permanent signings, Everton have started their 2022-23 campaign in good form. They have lost just two of their first eight league games and are 11th in the Premier League at the start of October.

This is the second time Lampard has been sacked by a Premier League club. In the year He was sacked by Chelsea in January 2021 after a poor performance at his former club in ninth form.

Everton host bottom-of-the-table Arsenal on Saturday 4th February before the Merseyside derby against Liverpool nine days later.

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