Frank Lampard Makes Bold Statement Ahead of First Game in Charge of Everton

Frank Lampard Makes Bold Statement Ahead of First Game in Charge of Everton

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Frank Lampard is confident he can harness the huge talent in Everton squad to make the Merseyside club become competitive
  • The former Derby Boss replaced Rafael Benitez as the Toffees' manager on Monday, with his immediate task being to guide Everton away from the relegation fight
  • Lampard believes that the Everton squad is being held back by a lack of confidence rather than a lack of quality.

Frank Lampard has stated that his newly inherited squad of players are suffering from a lack of confidence as he prepares to take charge of his first game as Everton manager Skysports reports.

Lampard replaced Rafael Benitez who was sacked last month after Everton had just one win in 14 top-flight games with the Spaniard leaving the Merseyside club 16th on the league table.

Frank Lampard Makes Bold Statement Ahead of First Game in Charge of Everton
Frank Lampard replaced Rafael Benitez as Everton manager on Monday. Photo by Tony McArdle
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Speaking in his first news conference as an Everton manager ahead of the Toffees FA Cup tie against Brentford, the former Chelsea coach believes there is enough talent in his squad to turn around the fortunes of Everton.

"I knew the squad but it's always different when you see people in the flesh - see them on the training ground, how they act, their body language. I've been really impressed.
"I've seen a talented group, maybe that has had a hit in their confidence, which losing games can do. I've been there many a time.

Lampard promises to prove doubters wrong

Meanwhile, Frank Lampard has promised to prove all those who still doubt his pedigree as a top class manager wrong as he embarks on a new challenge with Everton.

According to a report via the BBC, Lampard says he will win over doubters with his work ethic and believes he can unite the club, its players and supporters.

The new Everton manager named his former Chelsea and England team-mate Ashley Cole among his backroom staff on Thursday.

Manchester United Edge Closer to Appointing Permanent Manager

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester United are feeling confident they can sign Paris Saint Germaine coach Mauricio Pochettino.

The Old Trafford club have identified the Argentine as their number one target to replace interim manager Ralf Ragnick who will be in charge until the end of the current season.

Manchester United board are now growing increasingly confident about their chances of bringing the former Tottenham manager back to England.

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