Frank Lampard, ex-Chelsea coach and current Everton manager, getting sacked warning on Tuesday after a humiliating 4-1 home defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion dropped them just above the Premier League relegation zone.
After a poor performance that saw his team booed by the home fans at Goodison Park, bookmakers William Hill were offering odds of 1/5 on the former England international being the next Premier League manager to be fired.
“You will not win every week. We must return to our work. That is all there is to it. “I am a Premier League football manager, and there is pressure in any job,” Lampard said after the Brighton loss to Sky Sports.
Lampard and his players had a lengthy discussion about what went wrong against the Seagulls at fulltime, with his team in 16th place on 15 points, three points ahead of bottom side Southampton, but he remained tight-lipped about what was said.
“I’m not going to go through what was said in the dressing room afterwards; it’s up to us to put it right before we play Manchester United again in a few days,” Lampard told reporters.
After holding champions Manchester City to a 1-1 draw in their previous game, Everton were booed off at halftime when they fell behind 1-0 to Brighton, but the worst was yet to come.
Between the 51st and 52nd minutes, the visitors scored three goals.