Frank Lampard will win the battle to become Everton’s new manager
Frank Lampard is set to win the race and take down Vitor Pereira and Duncan Ferguson as Everton manager after final talks as the controversial Toffees board gears up to name the ex-Chelsea boss as Rafa Benitez’s successor
- Frank Lampard will win the battle to become Everton’s new manager
- The club had last talks with Lampard, Vitor Pereira and Duncan Ferguson
- Lampard has been out of work since he was sacked by Chelsea last January
- Everton will focus their attention on bringing in last minute reinforcements
Frank Lampard is poised to win the race to take the job as Everton head coach.
Lampard had emerged as a leading contender for the post on Thursday after the Toffees backtracked on their plan to name Vitor Pereira over a backlash from supporters.
And after a final round of talks with all the candidates – including Pereira and Duncan Ferguson – Goodison Park club is preparing to nominate Lampard.
Frank Lampard is set to win the race to take the Everton track after emerging as the main contender
Everton held talks with the three most important candidates on Friday (photo majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri)
The former England star has been out of work since he left Chelsea last January and has been looking for a way back into management.
And Lampard appears to be the man Everton have chosen to replace sacked Rafa Benitez.
Everton will now turn their attention to getting players reinforcements across the line to ramp up the club’s battle against relegation ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline.
Lampard will play a part in the process, but the club must act quickly and decisively given the lack of time.
Chelsea legends Ferguson and Pereira were interviewed again on Friday as the Toffees looked to complete their quest to replace Benitez.
Benitez was sacked by Everton after their 2-1 defeat to Norwich earlier this month after poor form.
Norwich – who had previously failed to score in six league games – gave Benitez’s side a ninth loss in 13 games on Saturday, sparking a furious reaction from the traveling masses.
Vitor Pereira was the lead candidate for the role before fan protests led Everton to turn to Lampard. turned
Concierge boss Duncan Ferguson was also interviewed about taking the role permanently
Former Porto boss Pereira was owner Farhad Moshiri’s number 1 choice to replace Benitez at the start of the week. The former Porto boss arrived in England to effectively seal his appointment.
However, protests from supporters have jeopardized Pereira’s job hopes. sports post spoke to Pereira on Wednesday, saying he was saddened by opposition to the club’s plans to name him as head coach – sentiments he later confirmed in an extraordinary telephone interview with Sky Sports News.
Everton legend Wayne Rooney, meanwhile, revealed he turned down the chance to be interviewed for the role.
Speaking to a press conference in Derby, he said: “They approached my agent and asked me to do an interview, which I declined,” he said. “I believe I will be a Premier League manager and I’m ready for that, and if that is with Everton in the future that would be great.
Lampard has been out of work since he was sacked by Chelsea in January 2021
“It was a very difficult decision, but I have a job here at Derby that is important to me and that means getting the team ready to play against Birmingham on Sunday.”
Lampard began his managerial career at Derby before taking over at Chelsea in 2019.
After leading them to a top four finish in his first season, he was sacked and replaced by Thomas Tuchel in January 2021, with the German leading them to the Champions League.
Lampard would take over a club that is 16th in the Premier League, just four points from the relegation zone.