The time of Rafa Benítez at Everton ended the way many ‘Toffees’ presaged. The ex-coach for Liverpool accumulated eleven losses, four draws and five wins in the Premier League with the team on verge of the relegation. These awful outcomes provoked the sack of Benítez and the hiring of Frank Lampard as the new head coach with the mission to change the course of Everton.
The Englishman has signed for two and a half seasons after having coached Chelsea and will work along with his ex-teammate Ashley Cole on his staff, as he is joining from the ‘Blues’ academy.
Requested signs from Lampard:
Donny van de Beek and Dele Alli have joined in order to strengthen the team. They are both midfielders profile that Lampard already enhanced back at Chelsea along with Mason Mount. Van de Beek comes on loan from Manchester United in search of opportunities, as he has only played 50 games since his arrival to the Premier League in 2020 and so has not been able to show off the high level he proved at Ajax.
Before the end of the winter transfer market, Everton also managed to sign Dele Alli until June 2024. The Englishman midfielder was not going through his best moment in London after the exit of Pochetino from Tottenham. The Argentinian coach was the one who turned him into the new promise of English football and the arrival of coaches like Mourinho or Conte, who prefer defensive midfielders, left Dele Alli to the bench.
There is a lot of work to do at Goodison Park and Lampard is perfectly aware of that. For now he can count on two great additions that really want to prove their worth and earn a spot in the starting eleven. To get back on the winning track must be the first step to change the course and secure their stay in the Premier League.
Translated by Guillermo Bermejo.
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