Frank Lampard, the manager of Everton, claims he “absolutely” has no fear of being fired following his team’s Premier League defeat to West Ham.
Since October, the Toffees have failed to win in the Premier League, and they currently occupy the 19th spot in the relegation zone.
The terrible form of Everton, which consists of six losses and two draws, is Lampard’s longest winless streak as a manager in league play.
He admitted to BBC Radio 5 Live, “I don’t get that far down the line to terror.
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri, who was at London Stadium to watch his team play for the first time in 14 months, said when asked by Sky Sports if Lampard should be fired: “No comments from me. I didn’t make that choice.”
Everton has struggled in the league over the previous three months, and the team has also been eliminated from the third round of both the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup.
Jarrod Bowen scored twice in the first half to give former Toffees manager David Moyes a much-needed victory and add to Lampard’s already bad day.
Added the Blues’ manager: “I have zero concern about losing my job, and I’m happy to do it.
“All I do is my job. It’s really as simple as that: when I get up each morning, I consider ways in which we may improve.”
After the loss, Lampard acknowledged that the club is going through “difficult circumstances,” adding that when he came over at Goodison Park a year ago, the squad was already having trouble, so he understood the challenge ahead would be challenging.
Everton appear defeated.
Everton’s most recent triumph came against Crystal Palace in the Premier League in October by a score of 3-0. “We had a big struggle and stayed in the league [last season],” he said on Match of the Day.
“It is understandable that we are fighting once more while other teams are attempting to move on because we lost Richarlison and have since sought to build around it.
“Nothing in history grants you the right to compete with them in their league. You’ll have hard times if you don’t move. Everyone must make an effort to advance because these are difficult times.
“Jumping into the future is not something I can do. With five or six games left in the previous season, we were five points outside of safety, but as a club, we must work together.
“I have nothing negative to say about the players’ attitude or approach to the game. Even if they passed it slowly, we were unable to locate it in the latter third.”
The Premier League Manager Games’ worst-performing Everton managers
Points earned each game W D L
31 6 9 16 27 0.87
Frank Lampard: 38, 9, 8, 21, 35, 0.92
Rafael Benitez’s stats are 19 5 4 10 19.00.
Walter Smith: 143, 41, 42, 60, 165, 1.
Fans have said, “We are behind you,” to David Lampard.
Banners protesting the Everton board and the club’s demise in recent years were carried by the sizable away crowd.
Moshiri, along with chairman Bill Kenwright, chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale, football director Kevin Thelwell, and director Graeme Sharp, witnessed the demonstrations in person this time after being advised to skip last week’s home loss to Southampton due to safety concerns.
Unfortunately, Lampard also had to deal with the dismal outcome.
Everton supporters wave banners
At London Stadium, Everton supporters once more expressed their displeasure with the board through placards.
However, a number of supporters who encouraged him and reaffirmed that their criticism is primarily focused at the club’s hierarchy gave him a little morale boost before to the game.
In the social media footage, a fan shakes Lampard’s hand and says, “It’s not about you – that’s why all the boys are here to support the team.”
“Everyone here is with you. I am aware that you are under some pressure, but please know that all of us are here today to support you.”
The following Saturday, Everton will face league-leading Arsenal, followed by a Merseyside derby against Liverpool at Anfield on February 13.