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‘Early January’ – Dean Jones drops major update on Frank Lampard’s future at Everton

Everton want to ‘stick with’ Frank Lampard as manager for ‘as long as they can’ according to journalist Dean Jones, writes the GMS.

The Toffees are currently 17th in the Premier League standings, just one point clear of the relegation zone, but the board have no plans to replace the 44-year-old in the dugout as of yet, instead wanting to wait to see if form improves.

While the domestic season has been on hold for the Qatar World Cup, Lampard has used the opportunity to take his side to Australia, winning the Sydney Cup following a victory against Celtic on penalties, after the game finished 0-0 in normal time.

Following that, the Toffees took on Western Sydney Wanderers and emerged 5-1 winners after a dominant display, with promising youngster Anthony Gordon scoring a hat-trick, with Neal Maupay and Thomas Cannon also getting on the scoresheet.

Despite the disappointing start to the season, the former Chelsea midfielder has taken some positives from his side’s performances, recently telling the Liverpool Echo: “We are much more solid defensively than we were last year, and are much more resilient.”

With that in mind, the Everton boss recently told the same publication that he is prioritising signings in attacking areas in the January transfer window.

Jones claims that Everton want to stick by their manager for the foreseeable future, but indicates that January results could be crucial in deciding whether he continues in his role, telling GIVEMESPORT: “For now I’m told that Everton want to stick with Frank Lampard and they’re going to try and persist with him for as long as they can.

“I guess early January results will tell us how long that’s going to be feasible and whether they can see out the whole season with him, and what the actual hopes can be for Lampard as manager.“