Frank Lampard is currently set to become the Everton Head Of Coach.
Lampard emerged as a leading possibility for the job on Thursday, according to the Daily Mail, after the Toffees backed out of their plan to employ Vitor Pereira owing to fan anger.
After a last round of talks with all applicants, including Pereira and Duncan Ferguson, the Goodison Park club is set to choose Lampard. Since leaving Chelsea in January, the former England international has been looking for a way back into management.
Everton will now focus on bringing in player reinforcements before the transfer deadline on Monday in order to help the club avoid relegation. Lampard will play a part in the process, but given the short time frame, the club must act quickly and decisively.
According to Fabrizio Romano:
Frank Lampard set to be appointed as new Everton manager. Full agreement reached now. It’s done and sealed. #EFC Club decision made tonight after conversations with Frankie, Vitor Pereira and Duncan Ferguson. Confirmed as @SamWallaceTel @ElBobble also reported tonight.
Frank Lampard set to be appointed as new Everton manager. Full agreement reached now. It’s done and sealed. 🔵🏴 #EFC
Club decision made tonight after conversations with Frankie, Vitor Pereira and Duncan Ferguson.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 28, 2022
On Friday, the Toffees conducted yet another interview with the Chelsea veteran, Ferguson, and Pereira as they sought to conclude their hunt for a replacement for Rafa Benitez.
Everton fired Benitez after a 2-1 loss to Norwich earlier this month, citing a poor run of play.