Frank Lampard sacked as Everton FC manager after less than 12 months

ITV's David Chisnall reported from Goodison Park before the club confirmed the news

Frank Lampard has been sacked as Everton boss, the club have confirmed.

The Toffees have won just three Premier League games out of 20 this season, leaving them second bottom of the table and in another relegation battle.

Lampard took up the role less than 12 months ago but he is now the seventh manager to leave Everton in as many years, since Farhad Moshiri became the club's majority shareholder in 2016.

It follows frustration from Blues supporters who have called for the club's board to change and not the manager.

Iranian-born billionaire Farhad Moshiri attended the Toffees' game on Saturday, when they lost two-nil to West Ham.

It was the first match the businessman had been to in 15 months - and why there was growing speculation about Lampard's future with the club.

The former Derby and Chelsea boss departs eight days before the first anniversary of his appointment.

Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri was watching when Everton was beaten by West Ham over the weekend. Credit: PA images

Everton have scored just 34 goals during that period, and this season they have 15 goals in 20 games and have managed to score more than once in a game twice this season.

It leaves the club looking for another permanent manager since May 2016 with a first relegation since 1951 looming large.

Wayne Rooney, Sean Dyche and Marcelo Bielsa have all been rumoured to replace Frank Lampard.

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