Jamie Carragher slammed Frank Lampard for signing a Manchester United flop and feels Everton made the right call to sack the Chelsea legend.
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Everton confirmed the sacking of manager Lampard on Monday following a 10-game winless run, with the Toffees left 19th in the Premier League.
Lampard was appointed little under a year ago – replacing Rafa Benitez when the club were 16th and four points above the relegation zone – and helped guide them to safety last term with one game to spare.
But following a disastrous 2022-23 campaign and back-to-back top-flight defeats to relegation rivals Southampton and West Ham, Everton have decided to part ways with the former Chelsea and Derby boss.
Carragher has warned that Everton’s problems run deeper than a managerial switch but ultimately feels the club have made the ‘right decision’ in sacking him as the former Liverpool defender took a swipe at Lampard’s recruitment.
‘The supporters wanted change more at the boardroom level than maybe the manager,’ Carragher told Sky Sports.
‘But I do feel that it is the right decision, I think Frank got the job on the back of Rafa Benitez having a similar sort of run.
‘So, if you come in and have a similar sort of run that the previous manager had, I don’t think you can have too many complaints.
‘And with Everton bottom of the league with Southampton at the moment, I don’t think Frank can have too many complaints.
‘But, of course, there’s things going on behind the scenes and that’s why the Everton fans are very frustrated more with off-the-field stuff than on the field.
‘But, in terms of the attacking players he has brought in, they’ve not done anywhere near enough.’
Gary Neville added: ‘[There is] a tinge of sadness I suppose on the English managers side of things – only now three in the league currently with Frank going and Steven Gerrard going, but we always knew Saturday was a high-stakes game.
‘West Ham struggling like mad, big club. Everton struggling like mad, big club, and it was always (David) Moyes or Lampard and you look at some of the mistakes that Everton make and they’re absolutely criminal mistakes.’
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