Reports have emerged from the Goodison Park after Everton’s board room meeting on Friday that former Chelsea’s head coach, Frank Lampard is the chosen candidate to take over from Rafael Benitez after the final round of the interview.
Lampard, who coached Chelsea before being relieved of his job, is set to be confirmed formally by Everton in a matter of hours as its new manager.
The deal is in its final stage as paper works and contract terms are in the process of being finalised.
According to sky sports in its exclusive news on Wednesday, the Toffees also spoke to Vitor Pereira who is also interested in the job. The Toffees also spoke with the current caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson.
Lampard’s prospect of securing the job at Everton became bright after the final round of the interview which was conducted by the owner of Everton, Farhad Moshiri, and other members of the management team.
Since leading Chelsea to the ninth position on the Premier League table before getting sacked in January 2021, Lampard has been without a coaching job.
In his 18-month spell at Chelsea where he led the club to an FA Cup final and a top-four finish, the Chelsea legend spent a season at Derby, which ended in defeat to Aston Villa in the play-off final.