Frank Lampard has been sacked as the Everton manager but his exit doesn’t come as a great surprise.
A record of just three wins in 20 Premier League games this season leaves the club languishing second bottom of the table and in yet another relegation battle.
Lampard took over on 31 January 2022 but less than 12 months into his reign he’s now the seventh managerial departure in as many years since Iranian-born billionaire Farhad Moshiri became the majority shareholder at the club in 2016.
Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman, Sam Allardyce, Marco Silva, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benitez and now Lampard have all come and gone.
However, for a growing number of Blues’ supporters enough is enough and change is needed on the board and not the manager.
Their frustration is aimed squarely at Moshiri along with the chairman Bill Kenwright, Chief Executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale and other board members including former player Graeme Sharp.
Moshiri attended his first Everton game reportedly since 2021 as he watched the team lose 2-0 to West Ham United.
After that match the majority shareholder left fans and former players like Alan Stubbs baffled as he said Lampard’s future was not his decision when asked by Sky Sports.
Under Moshiri Everton have spent well over half a billion pounds on transfers with little return on the pitch.