Everton manager, Frank Lampard has been sacked days after suffering another damaging victory, losing 2-0 to West Ham.

The Toffees went into Saturday’s clash with the Hammers looking to avoid a fifth defeat in six Premier League matches since the World Cup break. But the reversal at the hands of their fellow relegation strugglers means that Everton find themselves marooned in the bottom three and on the lookout for another manager.

Goodison Park bosses have been forced into action just over a week after supporters carried out a number of protests about the direction of the club. Much of the ire was directed towards those above Lampard, including owner Farhad Moshiri, but it is the manager that has now paid the price with his job.

Speaking after the defeat in the capital, Lampard insisted he didn’t fear being sacked.: “I absolutely don’t fear, I’m proud to do the job. I never get that far down the line to fear, I just do my job, I get up every day and think how we can get a little bit better, it’s as simple as that.”