David Ornstein of The Athletic reported that Everton owner Farhad Moshiri decided to part ways with the former Chelsea star, despite “huge respect and loyalty inside the club” and an”appreciation for difficult circumstances faced” throughout the duration of Lampard’s tenure.
Ornstein stated that confirmation from the club is expected soon.
🚨 Frank Lampard has been let go as Everton manager. #EFC owner Farhad Moshiri made decision to part ways with 44yo despite huge respect & loyalty inside club + appreciation for difficult circumstances faced during tenure. Confirmation soon @TheAthleticFC https://t.co/xsbMBXawDo
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 23, 2023
Lampard was appointed as Everton’s manager in late January 2022 and didn’t last a full calendar year. He was appointed to replace Rafael Benítez, who was dismissed himself due to poor results. After a year off from managing Chelsea FC from 2019-21, Lampard took over as manager for the Merseyside club.
While Everton was able to avoid relegation in Lampard’s first season as Everton’s manager, the poor results bled into another season. Everton fell 2-0 to West Ham on Saturday afternoon, which appeared to be the final nail in the coffin for Lampard’s Everton tenure.
Everton hasn’t recorded a victory since it defeated Crystal Palace on October 22. With just three victories in 20 Premier League matches this season, no club has won fewer matches in the division.
The soccer world had plenty to say about the news of Lampard’s sacking. Here are some of those reactions:
With the total number of clubs that have sacked him including his alma mater, he should just rest. coaching isn't for everyone.
— BlacB (@BlacB) January 23, 2023
I can’t wait to see who fails at Everton next
— Gabe Henderson (@GabeHSports) January 23, 2023
"Are you kidding?" 😳
"It's a big mistake."
Everton fans give their reaction to Frank Lampard getting sacked ❌🔵 pic.twitter.com/xrY6T0KBWY
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) January 23, 2023
I know I’d like to thank Frank Lampard for trying his best, wasn’t enough in the end, but he wanted to do right for the club and treat it with respect always, good luck to him 💙
— Alan Myers (@ALANMYERSMEDIA) January 23, 2023
Frank Lampard got #Everton out of relegation penultimate game of last season. Club then sold best player to Tottenham & had such a dire transfer record could only afford relegated freebie Tarkowski with relegated £20m McNeill + one midfielder. What did anyone expect? https://t.co/XJXnJ1Piz4
— Neil Barnett (@NeilSpyBarnett) January 23, 2023
What next for Frank Lampard? Still only 44 but has already had three managerial jobs and not stayed in any of them for longer than 18 months
— Jamie Weir (@jamiecweir) January 23, 2023
£120million of new players💰Lampard💙has left Everton in the relegation zone joint 20th and in the worst position and points total at this stage in Everton history.
£1.5m pre season spend Rafa😡left Everton 6 points clear with two games in hand 15th never in the relegation zone. pic.twitter.com/FDcPSQh5mb
— Rafa Fans (@RafaFansss) January 23, 2023
[David Ornstein/Philip Brown via Reuters]