Frank Lampard Speaks for The First Time Since Everton Sacking with Emotional Staatement

Frank Lampard Speaks for The First Time Since Everton Sacking with Emotional Staatement

  • Frank Lampard’s time as Everton manager ultimately came to an end after a 2-0 defeat to West Ham
  • The result left the Toffees second-last in the Premier League and facing a real chance of relegation
  • In his first remarks since being sacked, Lampard expressed disappointment while thanking the fans

Recently sacked Everton boss, Frank Lampard has broken his silence days after he was dismissed by the Merseyside club.

His time at the Toffees came to an end on January 23, after his team suffered an 11th loss in 14 games across all competitions in the 2-0 defeat to West Ham United.

The former Chelsea midfielder returned to the club on Thursday to say his goodbyes, and soon after took to Instagram to express disappointment at not being able to achieve what he had set out for at the club.

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Frank Lampard following the Premier League match against West Ham United at the London Stadium. Photo by Victoria Jones.
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He shared a photo of himself celebrating with Everton fans, along with the caption:

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"Coming into Everton last year, I knew we were in a tough moment, and I will always be proud of the incredible work and support from everyone involved to keep the team in the Premier League last season."

Lampard thanked every person who played a role in the unity of the club, and said he would never forget sharing the incredible night at Crystal Palace with them.

"I want to thank all Evertonians for the welcome that you gave to myself, my staff, and my family. It truly is a special club with a huge heart, and an incredible history."

Lampard was reportedly told he would not continue as the Toffees' manager via a phone call with Everton’s major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri.

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Who could manager Everton next?

A number of big names in management have been linked with the Everton job, but former Leeds United manager, Marcelo Bielsa remains among the favourites.

Reports from Football365 indicate Bielsa travelled all the way to London from Brazil for advanced talks, as he eyes the coaching job.

Former Burnley boss, Sean Dyche has also been considered for the job, but Bielsa is said to remain the first choice.

Goalkeeper bizarrely wins Golden Boot

Sports Brief also reported on an odd story that saw former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet awarded the golden boot from the Belgian league.

The 34-year-old returned to his native country after six years at Merseyside, helping the club win back-to-back league titles and earning the best goalkeeper award.

The award has left fans confused however, as the golden boot is usually awarded to the top scorer of a competition, but this is not the case in Belgium.