Everton appointing Lampard may turn out to be 'very good gamble'

By Danny Mills

23rd Jan, 2022 | 12:37pm

Everton may be about to take 'very good gamble' after latest Lampard news - Mills

Danny Mills has claimed Everton would be taking a risk if they appointed Frank Lampard as their next manager.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Man City and England defender claimed it “may be a very good gamble” but Everton are in “turmoil” and need to stick to a long-term plan.

Sky Sports reported on Tuesday (18 January) Lampard is expected to be interviewed for the job.

The 43-year-old has been out of work for a year after leaving Chelsea last January (2021).

Across his time with the Blues and Derby County, he boasts a win rate of 49.6 per cent.

But Mills has claimed the “jury is out” on whether the legendary midfielder is a capable manager.

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He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I think it would be a fantastic job for Frank.

“It would still be a bit of a gamble for Everton. Frank is still a little bit of an unknown.

“He had a decent team at Derby but it wasn’t off the charts. Then he had a good season at Chelsea using the young players because he didn’t have a choice.

“He’s obviously a good coach but the jury is out on Frank and it has been for quite a while now. You have to start thinking there’s a reason he’s still out of football at this stage.

“It’s a big club that needs a long-term steady plan for the next few years. Frank is a gamble, it may be a very good gamble but it could be a bad gamble.

“With the turmoil at Everton, they need someone where there might be ups and downs but the plan is there.”

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