Everton have sacked manager Frank Lampard after less than a year at Goodison Park.
Former Everton manager suffered Saturday’s loss to fellow contenders West Ham United marked Everton’s ninth defeat in 12 Premier League games.
They are second from bottom with 15 points from 20 games, ahead of Southampton on goal difference.
The 44-year-old former England midfielder Lampard replaced Rafael Benitez as his 16th squad in January 2022 and helped Everton avoid relegation.
Everton are now looking for his sixth permanent manager in five years. The club thanked Lampard and his coaching staff for “their service over a difficult 12 months”.
“The commitment and dedication of Frank and his team has been exemplary throughout his time at the club, but recent results and current league position have necessitated making this difficult decision.
Coaches Joe Edwards, Paul Clement, Ashley Cole and Chris Jones have also left Everton, but Alan Kelly will remain as goalkeeping coach.
Everton said they had “started the process of securing a new manager”.
Former Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is on the list of candidates being discussed to replace Lampard. The 67-year-old Argentinian, adored by Everton owner Farhad Mosiri, has been out of work since being sacked by Leeds last February, but has returned the club to the Premier League and is looking forward to returning to Elland Road. continue to be a hero.
Whether or not Bielsa will take the mid-season job remains to be seen, but former Burnley boss Sean Daichi is certainly being discussed.
Former Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttle was considered by Everton’s board a year ago prior to Lampard’s appointment, and his turn has come after leaving St Mary’s in November.
Also one of his outside candidates who adores Goodison Park is West Bromwich Albion manager Carlos Corveran, who has overseen the Hawthorns’ comeback since being appointed in October. rice field.
The former Huddersfield his town boss also worked on his staff at Leeds in Bielsa.
Paul Tate and Leighton Baines will be coached pending the appointment of a new director.