Everton News

Frank Lampard has put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half-year deal, thus becoming Everton’s new manager and is now in the process of assembling his backroom staff in place and has reportedly got to business in the process of working on new signings.

He reportedly completed all formalities of the contract today.

The 43-year-old Chelsea legend replaces Rafael Benitez, whose tenure at the club ended after one win in 13 games.

Lampard was officially offered the post following a final round of interviews were concluded, on Friday.

Those from whom Lampard were appointed included the following candidates:  Portuguese coach Vitor Pereira and current interim manager Duncan Ferguson.

The Next Steps For Lampard

 

Whilst no official announcement has happened yet, an official announcement on Lampard’s appointment is expected from Everton’s board on Monday.

Lampard is also reportedly well underway towards signing players. Reports say that his team are close to securing their first signing after Everton had a deal accepted to sign Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek on loan for six months, and more activity will be attempted before the transfer window closes on Monday.

He is also assembling a coaching team, including former Derby County and Swansea City manager Paul Clement – who was with former Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, Paris St-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, in hot contention for a role at Goodison Park. Following this, an effort to bring in Joe Edwards is also underway. 

A Big Challenge.

 

 

Everton fans have a fair degree of discontent following a poor run of results. Whilst Lampard had the worst winning percentage of a modern Chelsea manager, his drive, ambition and work ethic are seen to be vital ingredients in Everton’s success.

He will, of course, need to deliver at least some degree of a turn around in fortunes to calm down the atmosphere at Everton, where things turned a little hostile during the last days of Benitez.

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