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Frank Lampard is set to save Everton from relegation



Frank Lampard is set to save Everton from relegation

Chelsea icon Frank Lampard is the new team manager of relegation-threatened English first division football club Everton. As the Toffees announced on Monday, the ex-national player signed a two-and-a-half-year contract to succeed Rafael Benitez until June 30, 2024.

“It’s a great honor for me to represent and manage a club of the size and tradition of Everton FC. I’m very hungry,” said Lampard, who will make his FA Cup debut against Brentford FC on Saturday. He also committed his team to the relegation battle.

“My first message to the players will be that we have to do this together. We’ll try to do our job and I know the fans will be there to support us,” said Lampard.

A year after leaving Chelsea, it is Lampard’s third time as head coach after joining Derby County in 2018. With just 19 points from 20 games, Everton is 16th in the table. in crisis. The club parted ways with Spaniard Benitez as team manager in mid-January after just eight months.