Lampard has only been at Goodison Park for two months, but his future at the club is already in doubt.
What’s the latest news regarding the manager’s position at Everton?
Everton could replace Frank Lampard with Rennes boss Bruno Genesio if things don’t start to improve soon, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
Lampard has struggled to achieve consistent performances from his club since replacing Rafael Benitez in the dugout at the end of January.
Under his leadership, the Toffees have lost five of their seven league games, as well as being blasted 4-0 by Crystal Palace in the FA Cup quarter-finals just before the international break.
With Everton just three points above the relegation zone, it looks that the club is looking for a replacement for Lampard, and Genesio has been mentioned as a possible candidate.
Rennes, led by the 55-year-old Frenchman, are in third place in Ligue 1 this season, just a point behind second-placed Marseille.
What has O’Rourke said about Lampard’s future at Everton?
Lampard’s time in charge has been lackluster thus far, according to O’Rourke, and he has hinted that Everton could look to bring in Genesio in the future.
When asked about the possibility of Genesio replacing Lampard, O’Rourke told GIVEMESPORT:
“It is a possibility. We all know that it hasn’t gone as well as probably Frank Lampard imagined it would at Everton, really disappointing away form, some of the performances haven’t been good enough as well.”
Does Lampard deserve more time?
Two months is a short time, and it’s worth remembering that Lampard took over a group that was depleted of confidence in January.
The club has shown indications of improvement at home, most recently winning 1-0 against Newcastle in their most recent league match at Goodison Park.
Everton’s road form, on the other hand, has been poor, and this could cost them a position in the Premier League.
Lampard’s employment appears to be secure for the time being. Everton’s next seven league matches, though, will all be against teams in the top half of the table, making for a difficult schedule.
If they lose the most of these games, they may fall into the bottom three, forcing the club’s administration to seriously consider removing him from his duties.