Everton have decided that they ‘want to stick’ with Frank Lampard for the foreseeable future, according to journalist Dean Jones.
The Lowdown: Lampard backed by Everton board
The Toffees find themselves one point above the Premier League relegation zone after recording just three wins from their opening 15 games, which has seen the manager receive calls for the sack by some supporters at Goodison Park.
However, club chiefs have since reaffirmed their commitment to the 44-year-old and revealed that they won’t be relieving him of his duties, which has now been backed up by a further claim.
The Latest: Jones’ comments
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones stated that Everton are going to stand by Lampard, but insisted that results upon the return of domestic action will have a significant bearing on the 44-year-old’s future.
He said: “For now I’m told that Everton want to stick with Frank Lampard and they’re going to try and persist with him for as long as they can.
“I guess early January results will tell us how long that’s going to be feasible and whether they can see out the whole season with him, and what the actual hopes can be for Lampard as manager.“
The Verdict: Wrong call
The Toffees have undoubtedly been hit by some horrid injuries this season which will have had an impact on their fortunes, but making the decision not to sack Lampard is the wrong one.
The Londoner has lost 19 of his 38 games in charge on Merseyside and is only averaging 1.13 points per match (Transfermarkt), which is represented by his team’s lowly position in the table.
Everton will face bottom club Wolves at home in their first game back after the World Cup break, which presents the perfect opportunity to collect a much-needed victory.
Any other outcome, though, and it could be game over for Lampard.
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