Everton Sack Frank Lampard as Coach

Everton Sack Frank Lampard as Coach

Ex-England international Frank Lampard has been sacked by Everton as coach after less than a year in charge at Goodison Park.

Everton are now looking for their sixth permanent manager in five years.

Lampard was sacked after fellow strugglers West Ham United beat Everton 2-0 on Saturday for  Everton’s ninth loss in 12 Premier League games.

They are second from bottom of the table with 15 points from 20 matches, above Southampton on goal difference.

Former England midfielder Lampard, 44, replaced Rafael Benitez in January 2022 with the team 16th in the table and helped Everton avoid relegation.

The club thanked Lampard and his coaching staff “for their service during what has been a challenging 12 months”.

“Frank and his team’s commitment and dedication have been exemplary throughout their time at the club, but recent results and the current league position meant this difficult decision had to be taken,” added a club statement.

Coaches Joe Edwards, Paul Clement, Ashley Cole and Chris Jones have also left Everton, but Alan Kelly stays on as goalkeeping coach.

Everton said they had “started the process to secure a new manager”.