Everton are now on the hunt for a new manager after Farhad Moshiri fired Frank Lampard on Monday. And the sacked tactician is already looking to get back in a hot seat elsewhere.
That is according to The Sun, which reports Lampard is already plotting his comeback after leaving Everton inside a year. The 44-year-old does not want to remain out of work for too long this time. He took 12 months out after Chelsea sacked their club icon in January 2021.
Everton fired Lampard at the start of this week following their 11th defeat of the Premier League season. West Ham United dealt the Toffees a 2-0 loss on Saturday to climb out of the relegation zone. While the Blues stayed in 19th place with 15 points from 20 matches.
Moshiri had only hired Lampard on January 31, 2022 to replace Rafa Benitez on a two-and-a-half-year contract. Yet the Blues owner felt obliged to sack yet another head coach – the sixth he has sacked so far. Now, Lampard is already looking to a future away from England.
The calamity of his tenure at Goodison Park has convinced Lampard to pursue a fresh start in a new location. A move to America, Germany, Spain or the Netherlands would appeal to the England legend. He also aims to secure one clear change to life at Everton and Chelsea.
Lampard wants fewer off-the-field issues in his next role after Everton sacking
Lampard is determined for his next position in management to be at a club with fewer off-the-field issues than Chelsea and Everton. He took charge at Stamford Bridge in July 2019 after one season at Derby County with the Blues serving a transfer ban sanctioned by FIFA.
The former Blues midfielder would later take charge of Everton with the Toffees fighting to avoid relegation. He would ultimately keep them in the top-flight last term but they failed to kick on. Now, Moshiri must try to put out another fire with the club in a worse position.
Moshiri sacked Benitez on January 16, 2022 with the club 16th in the Premier League table after 19 games. They also claimed 19 points under the Spaniard but only claimed 15 under Lampard this campaign. Benitez also took five wins to 10 defeats to Lampard’s three to 11.