Everton suffered their 18th Premier League defeat last night leading to Lampard’s seventh loss in nine games in charge since he was appointed at the end of January, and now with relegation looking more likely Alan Myers has weighed in on rumours around the manager’s future.
Former Everton communications director and journalist Myers has responded on Twitter to a fan questioning social media rumours that Everton would be holding an emergency meeting to discuss Lampard’s immediate future at the club.
Myers simply responded: “I’ve not heard that.”
There is no doubt that supporters will be relieved to hear there is likely to be no truth in the Everton board considering the future of the former Chelsea boss at this stage of the season with just nine games left to go.
The Toffees are in a very vulnerable situation following their defeat to relegation rivals Burnley on Wednesday evening, and by the end of play on Sunday evening they could be firmly placed in the bottom three if they do not beat Manchester United at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon and Burnley take another three points from Norwich City.
Although it’s certainly not being ideal that the manager has failed to pick up more than six points in the last nine Premier League fixtures, the last thing the club, the fans and the squad need right now is further disruption. The sacking of Lampard at this moment in time is unimaginable when you consider how delicate a position the team have found themselves in.
Unfortunately at this point the Everton board have made their bed and now they need to lie in it by seeing out the last few weeks of the season with the 43-year-old manager. They will need to support him in his efforts to find some way to stop the Merseyside club from suffering their first relegation from the top flight since 1951.
Lampard will need to act fast in restoring confidence and belief in his team as they play again in the early kick-off on Saturday afternoon at Goodison Park in a difficult game against Manchester United who are currently battling for a place in the top four. With both teams on the brink of something to lose Everton must find that edge to take all three points.