Everton Football Club has parted ways with head coach Frank Lampard after a run of poor performances and a current position in the Premier League’s relegation zone. The decision was made by the club’s board on Monday following a 2-0 loss to West Ham on Sunday. Lampard had been in charge of the club for 357 days and was informed of the decision during a phone call with Everton’s major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri.
Everton currently sits in 19th place in the league with only 15 points from 20 games played, winning only three matches this season and losing 11. The pressure on Lampard had been mounting for some time, with fans calling for his sacking and speculation about his future at the club growing.
According to Sky Sports News, former Burnley manager Sean Dyche is among the candidates being considered for the vacant position, as well as Brentford’s Thomas Frank and former Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa. Lampard, who had helped the club avoid relegation last season, leaves Everton with the worst record of wins in the division.