Reports suggest that former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is the leading candidate for the Everton job. Everton sacked manager Rafael Benitez after a 2-1 defeat against Norwich in the Premier League in January.
Everton have had a horrible start to the season and have failed to pick up the form. The club are currently 16th in the Premier League table. The Toffees have picked up just 19 points from 20 league games so far. The club sits just four points above the relegation zone.
After Rafa Benitez was sacked Duncan Ferguson looked over as the interim manager. But his first game in charge did not go as planned. The toffees suffered a narrow 1-0 loss against Aston Villa in the Premier League.
Duncan Ferguson, Vitor Pereira, Wayne Rooney, and Frank Lampard were all considered by the Everton board for the head coach position. Derby County manager Wayne Rooney turned down the Everton job. The former Everton player is said to be concentrating on his Derby job at the moment. Talking about the Everton job links, he said:
“Everton approached my agent and asked me to interview for the vacant job, which I turned down.
“I believe that I will be a Premier League manager and I believe I’m ready for that 100 per cent, and if that is with Everton one day in the future that’d be absolutely great. But I’ve got a job here to do at Derby County which is an important job to me.”
“They got in touch with my agent and my agent let the administrators know as well. Of course it was a very difficult decision for me.”
Frank Lampard, Vitor Pereira and Duncan Ferguson all interviewed for the Everton job?
Reports suggest that Frank Lampard, Vitor Pereira, and Duncan Ferguson were all interviewed by the Everton board on Friday. Everton owner Farhad Moshiri was also present for the interviews.
Reports coming out of Goodison Park suggest that Frank Lampard is set to take over as the head coach in the coming days. The 4th of round FA cup tie against Brentford on 5th February 2022 looks set to be Lampard’s first game in charge of Everton.
Former Porto and Fenerbahce manager Pereira was favorite to take over as the new head coach. But the protest from the fans changes the board’s and club owner Moshiri’s decision.
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