Everton Confirmed Frank Lampard As New Manager.
Everton have appointed Frank Lampard as their next manager.
The former Derby and Chelsea manager has agreed to a two-and-a-half-year contract extension until June 2024 after impressing the club in a series of interviews.
The 43-year-old will take command of training this week, and his debut game will be a fourth-round FA Cup match against Brentford on February 5.
Lampard told the club’s official website: “It is a huge honour for me to represent and manage a club the size and tradition of Everton football club.
“I’m very hungry to get started. After speaking to the owner, chairman and the board, I very much felt their passion and ambition. I hope they felt my ambition and how hard I want to work to bring it together.
“You can feel the passion Everton fans have for their club. That will be hugely important. As a team – the competitive level that the Premier League brings and the position we are in the table – we certainly need that.
“It’s a two-way thing. I think Everton is a unique club in that you can really understand what the fans want to see. The first thing they want is fight and desire and that must always be our baseline.
“My first message to the players will be that we have to do this together. We’ll try to do our job and I know the fans will be there backing us.”