The Toffees manager has been under serious pressure in recent weeks following a bad run of defeats, but O’Rourke reckons that the recent victory over Manchester United should give him time.
What’s the latest news involving Lampard?
It’s been a whirlwind few months for Lampard since he replaced Rafael Benitez in the Goodison Park dugout, but the tide might just be turning for his side.
Having crucially defeated Manchester United the weekend before last, Everton have seen Burnley collect just one point from their away trips to Norwich and West Ham, which has boosted their survival hopes.
As a result, Everton are three points ahead of the managerless Clarets with a game in hand and could extend that gap to six points should they beat Leicester at Goodison Park on Wednesday night.
Despite the recent victory over United, Lampard has lost seven of his 10 top-flight games in charge of Everton and has just three wins under his belt.
Regardless, with Everton’s battle against relegation likely to go down to the final weeks of the season, O’Rourke doesn’t believe that Lampard will lose his job before the end of the campaign.
What did O’Rourke say about Lampard?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “It was such a huge victory against Manchester United, especially with Burnley losing against Norwich and then drawing with West Ham.
“So, I think Frank Lampard will see the job through until the end of the season, but again, everything depends on results, and the ultimate goal is to ensure they stay up.”
Are Everton likely to avoid relegation?
Everton might sit three points above the bottom-three with a game in hand, but there’s still plenty of work left to do for Lampard’s side.
Not only do they still have Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal left to play, but just two of Burnley’s final seven games are against teams that are currently in the top half, meaning they have every reason to be targeting a positive points return despite their dreadful recent form.
Beating Leicester this week will give Everton some breathing space and increase their confidence levels ahead of the Merseyside derby, but the job is far from finished for the Toffees, regardless of how their next couple of results pan out.