JUST IN: Frank Lampard is sacked by Everton after defeat at West Ham.
Everton have sacked manager Frank Lampard after Saturday’s 2-0 loss to West Ham which left them 19th in the Premier League and without a win in 10 matches in all competitions.
Following Lampard’s sacking, Everton owner Farhad Moshiri watched his first game since October 2021 as the Toffees lost at the London Stadium, their third straight league loss.
The former Chelsea manager joined Everton in January 2022, and although helping the team avoid the relegation zone last season, he leaves Goodison Park with the division’s worst win percentage with 15 points from 20 games and three victories.
Everton are 19th in the table, with only Southampton below them on goal difference.
Everton fans protested against the club’s hierarchy as Jarrod Bowen’s double condemned their team to defeat but the board instead responded by dismissing Lampard.
Speaking to Sky Sports News after that defeat, Moshiri said “it’s not my decision” when asked if Lampard’s time was up, while the head coach insisted he remained focused on the challenge at hand in his final post-match interview.
“It’s my job to work and focus and keep my head down,” Lampard told Sky Sports. “I’ve got absolute confidence in how I want to coach. And if they are difficult conditions at the minute, for a lot of different reasons that I’m very aware of, then that’s it. I just have to do my job and it’s not for me to make too many diversions around it rather than talk about what I can affect and that’s the players, trying to get the right results.”