Everton: Moshiri 'would be mad' to make big decision at Goodison Park

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri walking alongside Bill Kenwright

Everton manager Frank Lampard has a “real chance of being a success” at the club after keeping them in the Premier League, according to Daily Star journalist Paul Brown.

Lampard arrived at Goodison Park in January and just about managed to keep the Toffees above the bottom three.

How have Lampard’s first four months at Everton played out?

Lampard’s time at Everton did not get off to a particularly impressive start as he won just one of his first six league games in charge.

In late March, RMC Sport reported that Everton were interested in Rennes manager Bruno Genesio, and had identified him as a possible replacement for Lampard.

However, Lampard was able to turn things around in the nick of time, with Everton winning four games in the final weeks of the season against Manchester United, Chelsea, Leicester and Crystal Palace.

The final win against the Eagles came in their penultimate match, and secured their place in the Premier League for another year.

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What has Brown said about Lampard?

Having kept Everton in England’s top division, Brown thinks Everton owner Farhad Moshiri would be making a huge mistake if he got rid of Lampard at this stage.

Brown believes Lampard could do well with the team next term if they have a strong pre-season and manage to bolster their squad in the transfer window.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I think they’d be mad to let him go now. I think with a good pre-season and some decent signings, and time to teach the squad how he wants them to play, he’s got a real chance of being a success.”

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Will Everton get dragged into a relegation scrap again next season?

As Brown alluded to, Lampard is set to get a full pre-season with the players this summer, and that is likely to benefit the side. Changing managers in mid-season was far from ideal, and it is little surprise that it took Lampard a while to make a real difference on Merseyside.

However, Lampard may have problems with strengthening his playing staff. Everton reported significant financial losses back in March, and it seems that they may struggle to spend big in the next transfer window if they want to stay on the right side of Financial Fair Play (FFP).

Indeed, the Toffees may end up losing some of their best players in the coming months, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison both linked with moves away.

There was a clear connection between the players and the fans at the end of last season, and Everton may need to rely on that again next season if they are to avoid getting dragged into a relegation battle once more, because it appears Lampard has a big task on his hands to try to move his side up the table in 2022/23.

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