Wednesday, May 18

Confirmed: Frank Lampard takes over at Everton

Frank Lampard (43) is back in the Premier League arena. Now he will try to save the season for Everton.

BACK: Frank Lampard is Everton’s new manager.

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Everton confirm the appointment on their website on Monday. The agreement extends over two and a half years, until the summer of 2024.

– It is a great honor for me to be the manager of a club of Everton’s size. I’m hungry to get started. After talking to the owner, the chairman and the board, I felt their passion and ambitions on behalf of the club. I hope they felt my ambitions too, and how hard we want to work to take the club in the right direction, says Frank Lampard.

Lampard’s first match as Everton boss comes next weekend against Brentford in the FA Cup.

Three days later, Lampard gets his first Premier League match as Everton manager, away against Newcastle.

Lampard has been unemployed since he was fired at Chelsea a little over a year ago, but the conditions for this job are completely different than he had at the club where he has legend status.

Lampard takes over an struggling Everton team:

“The Toffees” is on the 16th load in the Premier League after 20 games played. They have four points down to the relegation zone, albeit with a couple of games to spare.

Everton have not won a league game since the 2-1 win over Arsenal on December 6.

The club’s former manager, Rafa Benitez, was fired after the loss to Norwich two weeks ago. Since then, club legend Duncan Ferguson has led the team. His one match as interim manager, at home at Goodison Park against Aston Villa, ended in a 0-1 loss.

British media reported on Friday that Lampard, who in addition to Chelsea has Derby on the coach CV, was in the driver’s seat of the vacant coaching job after the interview rounds. In addition to Lampard, Portuguese Vitor Pereira and Duncan Ferguson in particular have been involved.

Former Everton player and current Derby manager Wayne Rooney has been offered a job interview, but he declined:

During his time as unemployed, Lampard has been relevant for several other coaching jobs, and was among other things relevant to take over Norwich when they fired Daniel Farke in November. Norwich ended up hiring Dean Smith.

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