Everton Football Club has announced that Frank Lampard has been chosen as the club’s next manager.
We mentioned in a previous article that the club was going to name the former Chelsea midfielder and manager as their new boss.
Frank is taking over after Rafa Benitez, the club’s previous manager, was fired two weeks ago after only one win in 14 games.
However, the former England midfielder has signed to a two-and-a-half-year deal that will last until June 2024.
Frank Lampard began his professional football career as the head coach of Derby County in 2018, leading them to the final of the Championship play-offs that season. He also served as the manager of his former club, Chelsea, where he helped develop many of the club’s young talents and guided them to fourth place in the Premier League and the FA Cup final in his first season in charge.
Joe Edwards, Chelsea’s assistant coach, has also left the club to work as Frank Lampard’s assistant manager at Everton FC.
Paul Clement, the First Team Coach, and Chris Jones, the First Team Coach and Head of Performance, will assist them.
In his acceptance speech as Everton FC’s new manager, Frank Lampard stated, “It is a great honor to be picked to manage the club and its tradition, and I am extremely excited to get started.”
It is a tremendous honor for me to represent and manage a club of Everton’s stature and tradition. I can’t wait to get started. I sensed the owner’s, Chairman’s, and Board’s passion and desire after conversing with them. I’m hoping they got a sense of my ambition and how hard I’m willing to work to make it happen.
“You can sense the Everton supporters’ devotion to their club.” That will be extremely significant. We definitely need that as a team, given the competitive level of the Premier League and our current place in the table. It is a two-way street. Everton is a special club in my opinion because you can really comprehend what the fans want to see. They want to struggle and desire first, and it must always be our starting point.
“My first message to the players will be that we must work together to achieve our goals. We’ll do our best, and I’m confident the supporters will be behind us.”
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri said: “I’m overjoyed that Frank has decided to join us. On and off the field, he is a remarkable young guy. He has a football bloodline and has played at the top level of the game.”
“He wowed us all during the extensive interview process, and we’re all eager to rally behind him as he looks to give the squad a lift right away.”
Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright also said: “Throughout our interview process, Frank impressed us significantly, coming across as a modern, ambitious, and interesting young manager. He articulated a clear vision for the club’s future and, more crucially, a terrific passion and genuine desire to join us. I’m confident that Evertonians will give him the warm welcome that only Evertonians can, and I’m looking forward to welcoming him and his coaching staff to Goodison Park next weekend.”