According to journalist Dean Jones, the Everton hierarchy “want to stick” with the 44-year-old despite the poor results so far in 2022/23.
Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “For now I’m told that Everton want to stick with Frank Lampard and they’re going to try and persist with him for as long as they can.
“I guess early January results will tell us how long that’s going to be feasible and whether they can see out the whole season with him, and what the actual hopes can be for Lampard as manager.”
Despite a somewhat positive start to the campaign, the Toffees hit a poor run of form ahead of the World Cup break which led to speculation surrounding Lampard’s future at the club, with former Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa named as a potential replacement.
Everton are now just one point shy of falling into the relegation zone, picking up just 14 out of a possible 45 so far. Only Wolverhampton Wanderers have scored fewer goals than the Toffees, so there clearly needs to be a lot of improvement over the second half of the season.
The former Chelsea boss was appointed after Farhad Moshiri sacked Rafael Benitez after just six-and-a-half months in charge at the club, but when considering the respective managers’ win rates, it doesn’t seem like there has been any improvement in performances.
Benitez had a 31.82% win ratio, collecting 1.18 points per game in all competitions during his tenure at Goodison Park; whilst Lampard has a 23.53% win ratio, collecting just one point per game so far.
The 44-year-old will have another opportunity to prove that he is worthy of retaining his role with the Merseysiders during the January transfer window and will need to recruit the right players to improve the team, as the Goodison Park hierarchy’s loyalty to Lampard could be season-defining.
With that being said, there are still 23 Premier League fixtures left, and when the Toffees return to action after Christmas, there must be significant improvements to the performances. Otherwise, it could not only lead to relegation, but also perhaps the manager losing his job.