Frank Lampard insists he has NO issue with facing the sack at relegation-threatened Everton


Under-pressure Frank Lampard insists he has NO issue with facing the sack at relegation-threatened Everton as he points to Chelsea hotseat ‘where you are always two games’ from being shown the door

  • Frank Lampard is being tipped for the Everton sack after just 67 days in charge 
  • The Toffees have lost eight of their 12 games under him after losing at Burnley 
  • They are now just one point above the drop zone and face Man United next

Frank Lampard insists he has no problem with facing the sack at Everton amid the club’s continued poor form which has made relegation a very real threat.

The former Chelsea boss has faced increased scrutiny over his position after just 67 days in charge.

The 43-year-old has lost eight of his 12 games in charge so far following the midweek defeat at Burnley, with his team now just one point above the relegation zone.

Under-fire manager Frank Lampard insists he has no problem with facing the sack at Everton

Everton have lost eight of their 12 games under him after the midweek defeat at Burnley

Everton have lost eight of their 12 games under him after the midweek defeat at Burnley

Things do not get any easier for the relegation-threatened side, with Manchester United up next in the early Saturday kick-off at Goodison Park.

But speaking ahead of the game against the Red Devils, Lampard insisted he accepts the threat of being sacked immediately exists, just as it did at his former employers. 

‘I spent 18 months at Chelsea where you are always two games from the sack,’ Lampard said.

‘In the Premier League you sign up for that, I’ve got no problem with that. We’re a huge club, people want to talk about it. 

Lampard is now facing the sack after just 67 days in charge by owner Farhad Moshiri (above)

Lampard is now facing the sack after just 67 days in charge by owner Farhad Moshiri (above)

‘We’ve got no right to not be fighting a battle with relegation. But what I am is proud to manage here.’

Lampard also called on his side to be more ‘nasty’ after club legend Neville Southall’s comment that ‘at the moment we are a very nice bunch of players who are too easy to get beat’.

‘We certainly do need that,’ Lampard added. ‘All teams need that. Neville is an absolute legend who played in an incredible team. 

‘We’re working towards becoming a better team, with better results, performance, mentality. When great players say things like that – that’s a good challenge. We have to be controlled and “nasty” if that’s the right word.’

Lampard pointed to his time at Chelsea, where he said 'you are two games away from the sack'

Lampard pointed to his time at Chelsea, where he said ‘you are two games away from the sack’

Lampard also hinted that he believes the struggles their opponents are enduring – albeit at the other end of the table – demonstrated difficult situations are not always easy to rectify. 

Asked if the Toffees can get at United, he replied: ‘I don’t know about ”get at”. They’ve got fantastic individuals throughout their team. But maybe they are having difficult times for Manchester United. 

‘It shows that sometimes those situations are not easy to turn straight away. I’m sure they are doing that just as we are doing it at our end.’  

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