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Top six favourites to become new Everton manager with Frank Lampard set for sack

The top six favourites to become new Everton manager as been revealed with Frank Lampard set for the sack, with an announcement due.

Following the defeat at West Ham, the Toffees boss is in such a dangerous position that it will be a greater shock if he survives than if he gets the boot.

It’s believed the Everton hierarchy do not have a replacement in place should they axe Lampard, whose side have picked up just one point from their previous seven Premier League games, coming at Manchester City, and they are now deep in relegation trouble, sitting 19th place with only three wins and 15 points from 20 games.

Owner Farhad Moshiri, who last went to a game at Goodison Park in October 2021, was in attendance to watch the 2-0 loss at the London Stadium that will surely end Lampard’s reign after less than a year in charge.

It was certainly ominous that Moshiri refused to support Lampard when he was ‘doorstepped’ out of the ground.

However, suggesting that it wasn’t his decision was in contradiction with the usual impression that Everton has received.

He is to blame for impatience and volatility, including five managerial dismissals.

Fans won’t exactly celebrate Lampard’s departure because of his class as a personality and willingness to interact with what has been an angry fanbase, who were blamed by Moshiri for going through so many managers. But, the results hasven’t been good enough since last season’s late escape.

Everton’s board was at West Ham, having been absent from the home clash against Southampton at Goodison Park due to security concerns.

This meant that they witnessed in person how discontented supporters were, with more banners and protests calling for their removal come the full time whistle.

Frank Lampard vowed to “dig in” after losing at West Ham in what was a crucial clash at the bottom of the table.

He wanted to improve his squad before the transfer window closes, and remained optimistic when asked about his future.

“Those things are not my choice, it is my job to work, focus and keep my head down,” he said. “I know there’s things going on at the club but it’s never been a consequence for me whether a chairman or board member is at the game.

“I was at Chelsea for 18 months and the owner didn’t come to one competitive game. It’s not for me to guess what he thought about the game. We stayed up by the skin of our teeth last year and were five points shy of safety with not many games to go.

“I’ve said that we might stay where we are, and was questioned whether that is competitive enough talk. But if you are in a club where the club has moved downwards with serious investment, the conditions now are that we don’t have that investment and we are trying to rebuild. That doesn’t mean straight away you start climbing stairs. It means you have to dig in as a club and I’m prepared to dig in.”

Kenwright refused to discuss whether Lampard is at risk of being sacked when approached by Sky Sports. “It’s been a bad run of results for us all, and for Frank, but I would never say that to you,” he said. “We’ve just got to start winning, haven’t we?”

TOP SIX FAVOURITES TO BECOME NEW EVERTON MANAGER

Sky Bet – 10:30am – 23rd January
Sean Dyche – 5/4
Marcelo Bielsa – 3/1
David Moyes – 4/1
Wayne Rooney – 7/1
Domenico Tedesco – 8/1
Nuno Espirito Santo – 8/1

Sky Bet – 1:30pm – 23rd January
Sean Dyche – 2/1
Marcelo Bielsa – 4/1
Duncan Ferguson – 5/1
Wayne Rooney – 6/1
David Moyes – 8/1
Nuno Espirito Santo – 9/1

Sky Bet – 4:30pm – 23rd January
Marcelo Bielsa – 5/2
Duncan Ferguson – 7/2
Sean Dyche – 4/1
Wayne Rooney – 11/2
David Moyes – 8/1
Nuno Espirito Santo – 11/1

This is what fans said as the top six favourites to become new Everton manager gets revealed with Frank Lampard set for the sack…

@_Idzszz: Needs to go back into TV. I liked him as a pundit. Leave the managerial stuff alone now, it’s enough

@marcus_field: Terrible decision by Everton. He’s been doing a great job

@MartinLobb: As much as I wanted it to work out with him it’s the right call. However the board have thrown him under the bus with the lack of support and expecting him to deal with the backlash of their awful ownership. Never stood a chance. #EFC

@PaddyStavros: Screw em for every penny you can Lamps. Brand new stadium and the Board delivering Championship football. Jeez…….

@AFCEthaan: Everton have pulled the trigger on this way too late. Lampard has to be one of the worst managers in PL history. I don’t even think Dyche can save them at this point unfortunately… I feel for their fans. Such a big club.

@JackToulson12: Hardly surprising but I wouldn’t put all the blame on him. Everton are a mess due to their ownership, not even Pep could get them out of this rut

@TheMagicMullet: We went into the World Cup in a dangerous position, any competent club would have spent those 6 weeks preparing for this outcome and have shortlist good to go. Fully expect Everton to have no plan whatsoever. #EFC

@evertonmillie: Whatever happens today, can we all please remember that a lot of our players haven’t put the shifts in they should have. Some of them stealing a living. A lot of them need to take a good hard look at themselves. #efc #everton #nsno

@LewisGundy__: Never known a football club like it, sacking Lampard with no one in place to take over, and the fact no fucker will want it just makes it even more ridiculous, the board are a disgrace and the clubs a laughing stock #EFC #Lampardin #fucktheboard

@Elliottkinsella: It’s beyond belief and favouritism towards ex premier League players if Lampard gets another job in the premiership without learning the trade first. #EFC #Lampard

@Knoxy2000_: Surely that’s him done in management. Be covering the champions league on BT next month

@MainstreamMatt: I’ll always be grateful that he reconnected the fanbase following the Benitez debacle, but sadly this was inevitable. There are too many decent players in that #Everton team for it not to be a coaching issue. Might have been a different story if the rot wasn’t so deep. #EFC

@ThePeoplesGroup:
In the 7 years under Moshiri’s ownership we have;
Blew over 600 mil
Signed over 60 players
Hired 3 DOF
Spent 800 mil in wages
Hired 11 managers (including interim)
Been in Europe once
Been in 2 relegation battles
Gave the Chairman & BOD a pay rise
GET THESE CLOWNS GONE!!!

@WhatKCSaid: Wanted it to work out for Frank Lampard more than anything, but you can’t ignore this slide now. I don’t even think another manager can save us but it’s the only chance we’ve got #EFC

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