Lampard set to be named Everton manager

23:30 SAST 2022/01/28
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The former Chelsea boss is set to take over after beating out the likes of Duncan Ferguson and Vitor Perreira

Frank Lampard is set to be named Everton manager, GOAL can confirm.

The former Chelsea boss has beaten Duncan Ferguson and Vitor Perreira to the job after a series of interviews on Friday in London.

Lampard is expected to try and bring along members of his coaching staff from Chelsea as he returns to management one year after departing the Blues.

The situation at Everton

Everton's managerial position has been open since the club dismissed Rafa Benitez on January 16, ending his stint after just six-and-a-half months.

Club legend Duncan Ferguson took over on an interim basis for the second time, losing 1-0 to Aston Villa in his only game in charge.

Former Everton star Wayne Rooney had been heavily linked to the role, but the Derby County boss admitted that he turned down the club's approach to focus on his current job.

“Everton approached my agent and asked me to interview for the job," he said.

“But I turned it down. I believe I will be a Premier League manager and I am ready for that 100 per cent. But I have a job at Derby, which is important to me."

Lampard's coaching career so far

Like Rooney, Lampard also began his coaching career at Derby, managing the club in 2018-19.

He was then appointed by his longtime club Chelsea, making him the first English manager of the club in two decades.

Lampard guided the Blues to a fourth-place finish and the FA Cup final in his first season. However, after a poor run of results, Lampard was dismissed in 2021 as Chelsea went on to win the Champions League under Thomas Tuchel.

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