Everton told pundit's one-word verdict on Lampard being sacked

By Danny Mills

10th Apr, 2022 | 1:30pm

Everton news: Pundit issues one-word verdict on Frank Lampard being sacked after source's update

It would be “silly” for Everton to sack Frank Lampard at this late stage of the season, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Man City and England defender insisted performances have improved under Lampard.

A source close to Everton told Football Insider yesterday morning (9 April) that the club have discussed the possibility of replacing the 43-year-old with an interim manager if they lost to Man United.

They beat United 1-0 at Goodison Park – just the third Premier League win under Lampard.

All three victories have come at home and the Toffees have lost six away games across all competitions, conceding 19 goals in the process, under the Englishman.

Asked whether his position should be under threat, Mills told Football Insider‘s Connor Whitley: “No.”

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“I think it would be silly to do that. Everton’s form was terrible before Frank arrived, their away form was terrible before he came in too, we know that.

“You have to look at performances. Are performances better now he’s come in? I think they are if I’m honest.

“They were in the game against Man City, they were in the game against Burnley and created enough chances.

“Sometimes it’s very difficult to legislate for individual errors.

“All teams down there are down there for a reason. None of them winning loads of games, none of them are playing fantastic football week in, week out. That’s why you are down there. It’s as simple as that.

“Have performances improved? I think they have. Players are still struggling for confidence, they’re still panicking a little bit and are still making massive individual errors.

“This is where we talk about experience of being down there. That is about experience of staying calm under pressure and not be rash, not make silly mistakes.”

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