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Everton sack Lampard after dismal run

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Everton parted with Frank Lampard just over a week before his one-year anniversary as manager, the Premier League club confirmed Monday.

Everton's recent loss to West Ham United - their 11th defeat in 14 games - left the Toffees in second-last place through 19 Premier League matches.

A statement from Everton read: "Frank and his team's commitment and dedication have been exemplary throughout their time at the club, but recent results and the current league position meant this difficult decision had to be taken. We wish Frank and all his backroom team well for their future in the game."

The search for Lampard's successor has already begun. The club noted that Paul Tait and Leighton Baines will oversee training sessions until a new manager is appointed.

Lampard was appointed Jan. 31, 2022, to replace Rafael Benitez. But Everton's struggles continued under Lampard before the Merseyside club ended the season on a positive note and narrowly avoided relegation.

Everton enjoyed a somewhat decent start this season before suffering a steep decline that's entrenched them in a relegation battle.

Lampard previously coached at his former club Chelsea but was sacked after less than two years at the helm following a run of poor results.

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