Lampard breaks silence with heartfelt message to Everton fans after sacking

Former Everton manager Frank Lampard has broken his silence with a heartfelt message to the club's supporters.

The former Derby County and Chelsea boss was given the chop at Goodison Park on Monday (January 23) following a dismal run of results that has left the Merseysiders in serious threat of relegation. And while Lampard has recognised he was walking into a "tough moment" last season, the ex-England star has released a classy message on social media.

"Coming in to Everton last year I knew we were in a tough moment and I will always be proud of the incredible work and support from everyone involved to keep the team in the Premier League last season," said Lampard to his 5.9million Instagram followers.

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"Thanks to everybody that played their part as the whole club came together. I will never forget the incredible night against [Crystal] Palace that we shared. I want to thank all Evertonians for the welcome that you gave to myself, my staff, and my family.

"It truly is a special club with a huge heart, and an incredible history. I’m disappointed that we couldn’t achieve more together and wish all the players and everyone at Everton FC the very best for the future."

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The touching message was posted alongside a photo of Lampard leading the celebrations at Goodison Park after Everton secured their Premier League status at the end of the 2021/22 season.

The Toffees board are understood to have wielded the axe following lengthy discussions about their performance at the weekend. Everton were defeated 2-0 by West Ham United at the London Stadium.

Marcelo Bielsa is the early candidate to replace Lampard in the Goodison Park hot seat. The ex-Leeds United manager has flown into London to hold further talks with the board.


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