Chelsea legend Frank Lampard 'in running for Everton manager job' as fans protest Vitor Pereira appointmentJanuary 26, 2022
VITOR PEREIRA is seemingly NOT the Everton fans' choice to succeed Rafa Benitez as manager.
Frank Lampard is reportedly still in the running for the position, and looks to be the preferred option among Everton supporters.
A final decision is yet to be made by Everton on chiefs on who will take the club forward, with Lampard still very much an option, according to The Athletic.
Ex-Fenerbahce boss Pereira though remains the favourite to be next in the hot-seat after flying into the UK for talks with the club.
But it's an appointment that doesn't look like it will go down well on the blue half of Merseyside.
Toffees fans have spray-painted a clear message as to who they want to take over after Benitez's toxic spell in charge.
A message writing 'Pereira out, Lampard in' has been graffitied onto a wall, in a clear statement that fans remain unconvinced by Pereira's credentials.
The Portuguese boss was sacked from Fenerbahce in December after just five months in charge.
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He has previously spent time with the likes of Porto, Shanghai SIPG and Olympiacos.
And it might be third time lucky for Pereira and Everton, with Pereira previously coming close to joining Everton in 2013 and 2019.
But not if the fans have got anything to do with it.
A section of the Everton faithful are clearly more in favour of Lampard, who has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea a year ago.
The Blues legend was given the boot after a poor run of form left the club ninth in the Premier League.
Prior to that he was boss of Championship side Derby County, and was one game away from promotion to the Prem, but lost the 2019 play-off final to Aston Villa.
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