Frank Lampard (Everton) measures the magnitude of the task ahead

Appointed Monday to replace Rafael Benitez, sacked, on the bench of Everton, Frank Lampard spoke this Thursday on his new mission, while the current 16th in the Premier League is four points ahead of the first relegation, Newcastle (and one game less).

The former Chelsea player and manager said he was aware of the scale of the task ahead of him, including the necessary rejuvenation of a team that had become underperforming. The former England international is nevertheless confident he can keep him out of the danger zone by building a squad for years to come.

« I understand that in the short term, the task will be to improve our ranking », did he declare. Corn « Long term, it’s clear that Everton are a very ambitious club, with a great history, a huge fan base and a constant desire to improve. » The arrival of Lampard had the first effect of weighing on the signings during the last hours of the transfer window of Dele Alli (Tottenham) and Donny van de Beek (on loan from Manchester United).

Another arrival was announced on Thursday at Everton, that of Lampard’s former Chelsea and England team-mate Ashley Cole as assistant coach. Lampard will start with a round of 16 Cup against Brentford on Saturday, before a shock for the maintenance on the lawn of a Newcastle also renewed in the transfer window (Trippier, Wood, Guimaraes, Targett, Burn), next Tuesday (24th day of the Premier League).

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