Everton are reportedly ‘ready to compete’ for Lazio manager Maurizio Sarri as Frank Lampard’s replacement.
The Lowdown: Lampard leaves
The Goodison Park outfit have confirmed that Lampard has left his post as manager, with many members of his backroom staff also departing.
They say that they have ‘started the process’ to secure a new manager, with both Paul Tait and Leighton Baines taking training until one is appointed.
The weekend’s defeat to West Ham United left the Merseyside club only off the bottom of the Premier League table on goal difference, and in serious danger of another relegation battle, thus they felt that a change in manager was necessary to try and get them back on track.
The Latest: Sarri interest
As per Il Messaggero (via Tutto Juve), the Toffees are ‘ready to compete’ for Sarri to succeed Lampard, along with Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham, if Antonio Conte or David Moyes were to leave their post.
Sarri is currently the manager of Lazio, and has guided them to sixth place in the Serie A after 18 games, and just three points off of the UEFA Champions League spots.
The Verdict: Worth a try
Thus, some supporters might be feeling that it does not really matter who comes in at this point, but Sarri is a proven manager at the highest level, and is capable of getting a tune out of the current squad.
As well as Lazio, he is also managed other big clubs in Italy in Napoli and Juventus, and has Premier League pedigree in managing Chelsea in the 2018/2019 season.
Incidentally, Lampard was the one who took over from Sarri at Stamford Bridge, and it could be the other way round if he were to take the Everton job.
Sarri is known for his unique brand of attacking football, and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is a great admirer of his (The Daily Mail).
Nonetheless, he could be a good quick fix for the Toffees as they look to stay up once more.
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