Frank Lampard: Everton boss ‘completely’ does not fear being sacked

Everton supervisor Frank Lampard says he “completely” does not fear being sacked after his facet had been overwhelmed by West Ham within the Premier League.

The Toffees are with no win within the high flight since October and are caught in a relegation battle in nineteenth place.

Everton’s poor type, consisting of six defeats and two attracts, is Lampard’s longest winless run as a supervisor in league competitors.

“I do not get that far down the road to fear,” he informed BBC Radio 5 Live.

When requested by Sky Sports if it was time Lampard was sacked, Everton proprietor Farhad Moshiri – who was on the London Stadium to look at his crew in motion for the primary time in 14 months – replied: “I am unable to remark. It’s not my resolution .”

During Everton’s poor run of league type over the previous three months, the membership has additionally been knocked out of each the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup on the third-round stage.

Jarrod Bowen scored two targets within the first half handy former Toffees boss David Moyes a much-needed win and heap extra distress on under-fire Lampard.

The Blues supervisor added: “I completely do not fear [being sacked]I’m proud to do the job.

“I simply do my job. I stand up daily and suppose how we will get a bit higher – it is so simple as that.”

Lampard conceded after the defeat the membership is in “robust occasions” and mentioned he knew the duty at Goodison Park can be appreciable when he took over a yr in the past as a result of the crew was already struggling.

Everton’s final victory in all competitions was a 3-0 Premier League win in opposition to Crystal Palace in October

“We had an enormous struggle and stayed within the league [last season],” he informed Match of the Day.

“We misplaced Richarlison and now have tried to construct round that, so it’s regular we’re preventing once more when different golf equipment are attempting to maneuver on.

“History strikes on and nothing provides you the correct to be of their league. If you do not transfer you’ll hit robust occasions. We are in robust occasions and everybody has to attempt to transfer ahead.

“It is unimaginable for me to leap into the long run. Last season we had been 5 factors shy of security with 5 or 6 video games to go, however as a membership we’ve to maneuver collectively.

“I can’t complain concerning the spirit of the gamers and the way they approached the sport. They could have handed it slowly however we did not discover it within the closing third.”

Match of the Day pundit Jermaine Jenas, the previous Tottenham and England midfielder, mentioned: “I really feel a bit sorry for him [Lampard]. He’s most likely conflicted as as to whether he sits tight and tries to maintain clear sheets, as a result of he is received no goalscorer within the crew – so what likelihood has he received?”

Asked about Moshiri’s feedback on Lampard’s future, Jenas added: “If he [Moshiri] is not making the choices, then who’s? He’s undoubtedly passing the buck.

“He clearly felt that his presence on the sport was going to have some type of impression. I feel it sums up the disconnection of the membership and what’s really taking place there and why there’s a lot upheaval and frustration inside the fanbase.”

Manager Games W D L Points Points per sport
Mike Walker 31 6 9 16 27 0.87
Frank Lampard 38 9 8 21 35 0.92
Rafael Benitez 19 5 4 10 19 1.00
Walter Smith 143 41 42 60 165 1.15
Source: Stats Perform

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BBC’s chief soccer author Phil McNulty

Everton supervisor Frank Lampard is in such a harmful place that it is going to be a better shock if he survives than if he’s sacked.

Lampard has overseen a run of just one level from Everton’s previous seven Premier League video games, at Manchester City, and they’re now deep in relegation hassle in nineteenth place with solely three wins and 15 factors from 20 video games.

Everton proprietor Farhad Moshiri, who final attended a sport at Goodison Park in October 2021, was current to look at the 2-0 loss at fellow strugglers West Ham that may absolutely finish Lampard’s reign after lower than a yr in cost.

It definitely regarded and sounded ominous when Moshiri refused to again Lampard as he was doorstepped at London Stadium, though suggesting it was not his resolution was at odds with the standard impression given – that the billionaire’s volatility and impatience is behind so many dangerous strikes, together with 5 managerial sackings, which have put Everton on this parlous plight.

Lampard’s class as a persona – and his willingness to interact with an more and more indignant fanbase – means his leaving would not be celebrated by followers. But the outcomes have merely not been adequate after final season’s late escape from relegation.

Everton’s board had been at the least in attendance at West Ham, having stayed away from the final house sport in opposition to Southampton at Goodison Park on safety recommendation – which meant they noticed in individual simply how disaffected supporters are, with extra protests and banners demanding their elimination.

This could occur ultimately however the one who at present appears in most hazard of elimination is Lampard.

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‘We are behind you’ – encouraging phrases from followers for Lampard

The massive away assist introduced banners voicing their anger on the Everton board and the decline of the membership in current seasons.

The protests had been witnessed in individual this time by Moshiri, together with chairman Bill Kenwright, chief government Denise Barrett-Baxendale, soccer director Kevin Thelwell and director Graeme Sharp after the board members had been suggested to overlook final week’s house defeat by Southampton due to security considerations.

Unfortunately for Lampard, so was the disappointing outcome.

Everton fans hold banners
Everton followers once more made their emotions identified in the direction of the board with banners at London Stadium

He was given a small morale enhance earlier than the sport, nonetheless, when a bunch of followers supplied him encouraging phrases and reiterated that their disapproval is especially directed on the membership’s hierarchy.

“It’s not about you – that is why all of the boys are right here to assist the crew,” one supporter tells Lampard as he shakes his hand within the video that was shared on social media.

“We are all behind you. I do know you are beneath a little bit of strain however we’re 100% behind you and we’re all right here at the moment.”

Everton host league leaders Arsenal subsequent Saturday, earlier than a Merseyside derby in opposition to Liverpool at Anfield on February 13.

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