Frank Lampard has been sacked by Everton after a string of poor results have left the Merseyside club 19th in the Premier League.
Lampard, was in charge of the Toffees less than a year and despite keeping the team in the top flight last season he has failed to improve the club's performances resulting in them losing 9 of their last 12 games including defeats to relegation rivals Southampton and West Ham United.
Lampard replaced former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez at Goodison Park in January 2022 but despite a potential lifeline, when they drew 1-1 with Manchester City on December 31st the club are now looking for their sixth manager in five years as they attempt to avoid their first-ever relegation from the Premier League.
The ex-Chelsea manager's departure adds to growing turmoil and unrest around the historic club which has witnessed fan protests against the ownership and players being confronted by supporters outside the stadiums after games.
Here's how Everton and football fans have reacted to the news.
\u201cLampard on Diary of a CEO by end of February latest imo.\u201d
\u201cI\u2019m honestly not sure what more Frank Lampard could have done.\n\nNo budget\u274c\nCan\u2019t spend FFP\u274c\nGot 1.8 million to spend in the other summer window\u274c\nClub sold Richarlison\u274c\nFrank Lampard Saved Everton last season picking up the mess\u2705\u201d