Lampard back in charge after 371 days at Everton

Almost a year to the day, Frank Lampard is back in charge after sky sports reported his appointment on Sunday.

The 43-year-old had been unemployed since January 25, 2021, when he was sacked from his position at Chelsea, and replaced by Thomas Tuchel.

He will be assisted by former Chelsea assistant manager Paul Clement.

This will be Lampard’s third managerial post after Derby County and Chelsea. Chelsea’s top scorer managed 141 games with a 48.2% win rate.

Lampard reportedly rejected Norwich [sit below Everton with 16 points] job last November but joins the Toffees in 15th place on 19 points, just five points above the relegation zone.

But a monkey in the form of Everton legend Wayne Rooney will always be on his back after the former Manchester United revealed he was asked to apply for the job, which he turned down.

“Everton approached my agent and asked me to interview for the vacancy, which I declined,” Rooney revealed.

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“I believe I will be a Premier League manager and I believe I am 100 per cent ready for that, and if it is with Everton one day in the future that would be absolutely brilliant. But I have work here to do in Derby County which is important work for me.

Lampard has a new signing in Donny van de Beek, who joined Everton after speaking to Lampard and he will take charge of his first game on February 8, when Everton travel to St. James’ Park to face relegation-threatened Newcastle.

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