Frank Lampard sacked as Everton manager

Frank Lampard of Everton during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Everton FC at London Stadium on January 21, 2023 in London, England
Time's up for Frank Lampard (Image credit: Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Everton have sacked manager Frank Lampard following a run of eight Premier League games without a win. A club statement is set to follow. 

The weekend saw fellow strugglers West Ham United beat Lampard's side 2-0, thanks to a double from Jarrod Bowen at the London Stadium. Everton have now been in the bottom three for the past three Premier League fixtures, having reached a high of 11th this season. 

The match was dubbed "El Sackico" with David Moyes under threat, as the Irons boss declared, "I really hope Everton stick with Frank; he is a top bloke from the times I've been with him, but I have to think about my position because me winning one game doesn't mean everything is fine."

Jarrod Bowen of West Ham United is seen in action during the pre-season friendly match between Rangers and West Ham United at Ibrox Stadium on July 19, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Two Jarrod Bowen goals won West Ham the points at the weekend (Image credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Now, MailSport (opens in new tab) have broken the news of the dismissal, with Fabrizio Romano (opens in new tab) following suit.

The Toffees boss has been in charge for a year, taking over from Rafael Benitez and keeping the club in the Premier League. Everton are one of six ever-presents in the top tier since its breakaway in 1992, with that particular stretch coming under significant threat this season, as they face a tough relegation fight.

Lampard has managed just three wins all season with the last coming on October 22 against Crystal Palace. Fans have since staged a sit-in protest against the ownership and the weekend's loss leaves them 19th, level on points with bottom-placed Southampton.

Frank Lampard began his management career with a stint at Derby County for a season. There, he would manage future Chelsea star, Mason Mount, among others and guide the Rams to a play-off final.

Everton fans staged sit-in

Everton fans staged a sit-in at Goodison Park recently (Image credit: Getty Images)

From there, Lampard took the job at Stamford Bridge, where he had been a hero as a player. His sole full season as Blues boss was a success of sorts as he took Chelsea into the Champions League despite a transfer embargo that forced him to dip into the club's academy for squad players, as the likes of Mount, Tammy Abraham, Reece James and Fikayo Tomori all emerged under his leadership. 

Lampard was the last manager to be sacked by former owner Roman Abramovich, with the west Londoners struggling in January 2021. Thomas Tuchel took the reins and famously won the Champions League that very season.

Former Burnley boss Sean Dyche is the 7/4 favourite (opens in new tab) for the job at Goodison Park, with the likes of Marcelo Bielsa, Wayne Rooney, David Moyes and Nuno Espirito Santo all on the bookies' shortlist.

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.