Everton tried to sack Frank Lampard for Manuel Pellegrini

Frank Lampard

Everton wanted to replace manager Frank Lampard for Manuel Pellegrini in May this season from Real Betis.

The Toffees wanted to get rid of the current boss Lampard with the likes of Real Betis manager Manuel Pellegrini in May. Lampard took over the project at the Merseyside club in January in the midst of a relegation crisis.

Everton narrowly escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth thanks to the former Chelsea star’s management. Barely holding onto the 16th spot on the table, the gaffer didn’t exactly do one heck of a job.

Therefore, it wasn’t a surprise that the Toffees may have looked for alternatives. Just five months under the Lampard, the Everton higher-ups wanted to replace the manager with a new name in mind.

Enter Pellegrini, the Toffees wanted to pay the release clause of the Real Betis boss to take over the project. However, the gaffer was given a significant pay rise to stay with the Andalusian club.

Lampard the one for Everton?

Frank Lampard has not had a complete season with the club as of yet. Moreover, it has hardly been five months since the take over from Rafa Benitez’s sacking.

The new gaffer may not have enjoyed a great time fighting off to avoid the relegation spot. However, having managed Chelsea and having a fair idea of how to groom the youth setup, Everton could be at a competitive level next season.

With the new season kicking off in less than two months, Lampard is bringing in new players to bolster the squad.

Pellegrini may have been a good option as well due to his experience in the English top-flight. However, considering his age, Everton requires a project for the long term.

Lampard may be the one to turn to for a new long-term project. Every process requires time and the Goodison Park outfit may witness a change in their fate for good next season.

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