Premier League strugglers Everton have confirmed former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard as the long-term replacement for Rafa Benitez as head coach.
Frank Lampard will now return to teaching after being fired by Chelsea little over a year ago.After a disastrous first half of the season under Benitez, the 43-year-old has agreed to a two-and-a-half-year deal and has the task of steering the Liverpool-based outfit away from danger.
They have 19 points from their first 20 games, four more than Newcastle United, who are in the last relegation position with 15 points.
The club has also reached an agreement with Manchester United to sign Dutch midfielder Donny van der Beek, who has been a virtual outcast at Old Trafford since joining from Ajax in the summer of 2020, having played fewer than 600 minutes of Premier League football during that time.
Everton will pay all of the Dutchman’s salaries under the deal, but there is no option to make the transfer permanent when Manchester United chooses a new coach to replace interim head Ralf Rangnick at the conclusion of the season.