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With Everton FC currently 19th in the English Premier League, the club has elected to sack manager Frank Lampard, per multiple reports.

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.

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:

[David Ornstein/Philip Brown via Reuters]

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