Everton slumped to a disheartening 3-2 defeat against Burnley in midweek to add further misery to their already dismal Premier League campaign.
Having seen numerous fan protests take place around the club throughout the season, it seems as though some behind-the-scenes details have emerged regarding the hierarchy at Goodison Park and their stance on the club’s current state of affairs.
What’s the latest?
In a recent tweet, Sky Sports journalist Rob Dorsett gave an insight into the feeling at Everton in regards to Frank Lampard’s position as manager.
He revealed: “Real concern in #efc board, I’m told, but feeling is changing manager won’t solve problems right now. That’s not to say Lampard safe for rest of season. Relegation could be massive for Everton, with few players in squad on contracts that auto-reduce if in Championship.”
As things stand, the Merseyside club are just one point ahead of the relegation zone with nine games left to play until the season comes to an end.
Fans will be happy
Despite the Toffees’ disappointing run of form in recent weeks, it will presumably be somewhat pleasing for Everton fans to hear that the board have no intention of getting rid of their latest manager at this moment in time.
In what has been a scarring season for the Merseyside club, the further disruption which would undoubtedly be caused if the hierarchy were to sack Lampard after only a number of weeks in charge would surely set them back even further in what is a crucial period of the campaign.
Should Everton sack Lampard?
Regardless, the bottom line is that the Toffees need to start getting points on the board if they are to have any real hope of avoiding the drop to the Championship.
With their next league game seeing them take on Manchester United at Goodison Park, this clash could be pivotal for Everton if they are able to snatch a win, not just for the three points they would accrue but also for the confidence it could give the players to potentially then kick on and leave their current relegation worries behind.