Frank Lampard Has Been Sacked As Manager Of Everton
Going into the 2022-23 season my only hope for Everton was that there would be 3 clubs that are worse off to fill up and cement themselves in the relegation zone. Unfortunately, the Toffees’ poor form continued, and Lampard’s team only managed 3 wins from 21 games leaving Everton in 19th position.
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri in an interview with Talksport suggested that Lampard’s position at the club remained secure despite this run of form. However, Lampard was sacked a few days later on 23 January 2023, just 8 days less than a year into the job, after a 2-0 loss to West Ham.
How did Everton go from Don Carlo to Benitez to Lampard? Hiring Rafa Benitez was a huge blunder and the board should be fired for making such a bad decision. The club’s situation would have been a lot better if Frank Lampard was given the job after Ancelotti left for Real Madrid.
Having been out of work for a year, Lampard was appointed manager of Premier League club Everton on 31 January 2022, after the dismissal of Rafael Benitez due to poor results. At the time of his appointment, the club was positioned in 16th place, four points above the relegation zone. With one game remaining in the 2021-22 season, on 19 May Lampard guided Everton to Premier League safety maintaining their 68-year top-flight status. Having been 0-2 down at half-time to Crystal Palace Lampard brought on Dele Alli and played a more attacking formation resulting in a 3-2 win for the Merseyside team. Lampard described the night as “one of the greatest nights of my career”.
Frank Lampard did a good job with the team he had. Everton failed to replace their top scorer Richarlison, who joined Tottenham Hotspur. Expected Everton to sign a striker in the January transfer window to step in for the always-injured Calvert-Lewin but they further reduced their attacking options by selling their current top scorer Anthony Gordon to Newcastle United.