Sources: Everton board make Frank Lampard sack decision
Everton have decided to stand by Frank Lampard and give him time to turn their season around, sources have told Football Insider.
Goodison Park chiefs have discussed the manager’s position over the last 72 hours following Saturday’s (12 November) bruising defeat at Bournemouth.
As revealed by Football Insider on Tuesday morning (15 November), the Everton hierarchy have even discussed the possibility of a sensational swoop for Marcelo Bielsa.
But the club have instead decided to hold firm and stick by Lampard after the World Cup break.
His position has been under growing scrutiny following a poor run of form which has left Everton just one point above the relegation zone.
Fans were embroiled in angry exchanges with Lampard and Everton players at the final whistle on Saturday to increase the pressure on the former Chelsea boss.
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However, Everton are set to keep faith with Lampard for now as they believe he can steer them away from relegation this season.
The Toffees have lost seven of their 15 Premier League outings this term – including three defeats in their last five games.
Lampard joined the Merseysiders in January this year and managed to avert relegation in the final weeks of the season.
The former Chelsea and England midfielder led his side to 10 points from a possible 15 in their last five games of the 2021-22 campaign to avoid the drop.
However, he has struggled to take Everton to the next level despite receiving a reported backing of almost £70million in the summer window.
The Toffees, who have already been dumped out of the League Cup, face relegation-threatened Wolves when they return to Premier League action on 26 December.