The Toffees’ 3-2 loss to relegation rivals Burnley on Wednesday was their seventh defeat in the Premier League since Lampard came in, and O’Rourke does not think it is too late in the season for the club to make a change in the dugout.
Where has it gone wrong for Lampard?
Everton’s away form under Lampard is what is dragging them closer to the Championship, though you could probably argue it is their form in general.
They have lost all five of their league games on the road following the 43-year-old’s arrival, with that collapse at Turf Moor the latest.
Defensively, they have also been very poor, conceding three goals to Sean Dyche’s side and five to Tottenham during that dreadful run.
And with Everton still needing to play Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United before the end of the season, things are not going to get any easier.
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What has O’Rourke said about Lampard and Everton?
O’Rourke is refusing to rule out the possibility of Everton making another managerial change before the campaign concludes, telling GIVEMESPORT that Farhad Moshiri and the rest of the Toffees board are concerned about what they are seeing right now.
Speaking to GMS, the insider said: “It’s never too late to make a change, I don’t think, in football. The Everton hierarchy are very concerned of how things have worked out since Lampard has come in.”
Who should Everton appoint if they do decide to get rid of Lampard?
At this stage of the season, no manager currently at a club is going to leave for another gig, especially if that gig involves battling relegation.
Simply put, Everton would not have a lot of options. However, someone who is available and has an incredible track record when it comes to Premier League survival is former Toffees boss Sam Allardyce.
While the 67-year-old was unable to keep West Brom up last term, he has steered Everton, Crystal Palace and Sunderland to safety before.
If the Merseyside outfit do decide to hit the panic button and ditch Lampard, then Allardyce is a logical option to come in. Whether he would be willing to after being dismissed by the club in 2018, however, is another matter.
If Everton are to remain in the top flight, though, something is going to have to change, be it on the pitch or in the dugout.