Frank Lampard sacked by relegation-threatened Everton after poor run of results

24 January, 2023

Everton have decided to sack Frank Lampard from his position as head coach of the club. Everton are currently 19th in the league table and have been able to collect just 15 points from 20 matches.

Time is running out for them to recover ground and climb away from the dreaded relegation zone and the club have decided to pull the trigger on Lampard following a poor string of results. The Toffees have now lost each of their last three games, with the most recent being a 2-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham.

That match was attended by Everton owner Farhad Moshiri, his first attendance since October 2021. David Ornstein and Fabrizio Romano both confirmed the development surrounding Lampard’s sacking and official news was also announced by Everton soon.

An Everton statement said: “Everyone at Everton would like to thank Frank and his coaching staff for their service during what has been a challenging 12 months.

“Frank and his team’s commitment and dedication have been exemplary throughout their time at the club, but recent results and the current league position meant this difficult decision had to be taken. We wish Frank and all his backroom team well for their future in the game.

“The club has started the process to secure a new manager and will provide updates on the appointment in due course.”

Ornstein further added that, “Moshiri made the decision to part ways with the 44-year-old despite huge respect as well as loyalty for him inside the club. They also acknowledge and appreciate the difficult circumstances that he faced during his tenure but have to make the hard decision here.”

The former England midfielder and Chelsea boss arrived to the Goodison Park almost one year ago in January 2022. Lampard was also faced with an uphill battle last season and although he did ensure Everton’s safety and helped the club avoid the drop last season, they managed to pick up just 15 points in 20 games under him so far this season with just three wins – the worst win record in the entire division. 

The last time that they won a league game was when they defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 at home in October 2022. The Merseyside-based club have now gone on a streak of 10 consecutive matches without tasting victory which has left them stranded at 19th in the table, level on points with bottom-placed Southampton. Meanwhile, the team has also been eliminated from both domestic cup competitions.

Lampard had previously been sacked as Chelsea manager as well after returning to the club where he found so much success as a player following a stint with Derby County in the Championship in 2018-19.

He took over at Everton after the Merseyside club parted ways with Rafa Benitez, continuing the managerial revolving door at a club struggling to revive former glories.