Report: Lampard 'expected' to take Chelsea coach with him to Everton, as well as targeting Anthony Barry
Frank Lampard, who’s reportedly on the verge of becoming the new Everton manager, is going to try take two Chelsea coaches with him to Goodison Park.
According to the Daily Mail, Lampard is set to secure a return to management by taking charge of the Merseyside club.
The 43-year-old’s been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea just over a year ago, but is now expected to accept a Premier League job.
The Mail’s report explains that Lampard has a “strong relationship” with Chelsea’s assistant coach Joe Edwards after previously working with him at Stamford Bridge, so he’s “expected” to make the move up north to Everton to form a reunion.
Also, it is understood that Blues assistant coach Anthony Barry is another individual Lampard could try prize away from the Bridge. However, he’s someone “highly-regarded” by the Blues current first-team boss Thomas Tuchel.
Barry was linked with Everton yesterday as well during the Lampard speculation saga, and he’s credited with being the brains behind the big success from set-pieces.
Edwards [pictured below with Saul Niguez] has worked his way up at Chelsea from an academy coach to an important figure in the senior group.
Chelsea fans note down 30 April
If Lampard’s announced today, he’ll be taking charge of a colossal job at Everton.
The Toffees are not far above the relegation zone, so the immediate objective has to be to keep them in the Premier League.
A league clash between Everton and Chelsea is scheduled for 30 April, which would be quite the occasion if Lampard is in the home dugout against his former employers.
It won’t be a surprise if plenty of the Chelsea fanbase wants Lampard to succeed at Goodison, but they certainly won’t in that April fixture.