Frank Lampard is expected to be sacked as Everton manager after a run of poor form which has left them joint-bottom of the Premier League.
Everton succumbed to a 2-0 away defeat to West Ham over the weekend, it was their third consecutive loss in the league.
Former Chelsea boss Lampard arrived at Goodison Park in January 2022 and although he helped the club avoid the drop last season, he has picked up just 15 points from 20 games and just three wins this term – the worst victory record in the division.
A run of 10 games without a win for Everton in all competition leaves them 19th in the table, with only Southampton below them on goal difference, while they have also been eliminated from both domestic cup competitions in that time.
Speaking to Sky Sports News after their defeat to West Ham, Everton owner Moshiri said “it’s not my decision” when asked if Lampard’s time was up, while the manager insisted he remained focused on the challenge at hand in his post-match interview.
“It’s my job to work and focus and keep my head down,” Lampard told Sky Sports. “I’ve got absolute confidence in how I want to coach. And if they are difficult conditions at the minute, for a lot of different reasons that I’m very aware of, then that’s it.
“I just have to do my job and it’s not for me to make too many diversions around it rather than talk about what I can affect and that’s the players, trying to get the right results.”
Everton’s next six fixtures
February 4 – Arsenal (H), kick-off 12.30pm
Feburary 13 – Liverpool (A), live on Sky Sports, kick-off 8pm
February 18 – Leeds (H), kick-off 3pm
February 25 – Aston Villa (H), kick-off 3pm
March 4 – Nottingham Forest (A), kick-off time TBC
March 11 – Brentford (H), kick-off time TBC