Everton manager Frank Lampard has sent a worrying warning to fans, acknowledging that ‘huge clubs’ have been relegated previously. Pressure on Everton and Lampard could have reached boiling point after a dismal 2-0 defeat against fellow strugglers West Ham United on Saturday.
The Merseyside outfit have picked up just 15 points from their opening 20 Premier League games this season – the bottom league tally at this stage of their history.
And a downbeat Lampard didn’t draw back from the situation through which the club finds themselves amid one other battle for top-flight survival.
After full-time on the London Stadium, he told BBC Sport: “Fans are realists. They’ve watched the team over the previous few years.
“History moves and nothing gives you the appropriate to be on this league. We have now seen huge football clubs go down.
“In case you don’t move, you’ll hit tough times. We’re in tough times, and everybody has to try to maneuver forward.”
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Everton have lost their last 4 games, failing to win any of their last 10, and now sit nineteenth within the Premier League, level on points with rock-bottom Southampton.
The Toffees have not scored greater than once in a game since their last win, a 3-0 conquer Crystal Palace on October 22.
The phrase ‘El Sackico’ was thrown around within the build-up to Saturday’s trip to West Ham, with David Moyes also under intense scrutiny.
But with Everton looking doomed on the depths of the highest flight, it’s Lampard who could now be staring a dismissal within the face.
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Lampard is being widely tipped to turn into the newest Premier League manager to lose his job, with daunting tests against Arsenal and Liverpool next on the agenda.
But he remained coy about his future as Everton boss, insisting he stays focused on doing his job until he’s informed otherwise.
“Those things aren’t my alternative. It’s my job to work, focus and keep my head down. I trust in how I would like to teach,” Lampard explained.
“There are difficult conditions that I’m aware of. I just do my job and discuss what I can affect, and that is the players attempting to get the appropriate results.”
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