Everton sack Frank Lampard – The Athletic

Frank Lampard was sacked by Everton after losing 2-0 to West Ham United.

The Everton ownership made the decision to part ways with Lampard on Monday.

Lampard’s side were beaten 2-1 by 20th-placed Southampton last week and their latest defeat sent the board into action with Everton bottom of the table on goal difference.

The Merseyside club have recorded just three wins in 20 Premier League matches this season, the last of which came against Crystal Palace on October 22. No team has won fewer matches so far in the league.

Ahead of the Southampton game, Everton owner Farhad Moshiri had given Lampard his backing, but after West Ham’s loss, he claimed sacking him “wasn’t his decision”.

But defeat by West Ham, fellow strugglers this season, was too big a loss for Lampard.

The battle for relegation in the English Premier League

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Jarrod Bowen scored twice in the first half to put the game out of reach and only Ollie Watkins’ late winner for Aston Villa against Southampton prevented Everton from finishing 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 with 39 points.

After a summer that saw £84m spent on seven permanent signings, Everton started the 2022-23 campaign in decent form. They lost just two of their first eight league matches and at the start of October, they sat in 11th place in the Premier League.

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

Everton host leaders Arsenal in their next match on Saturday, February 4, before the Merseyside derby against Liverpool nine days later.

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