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Frank Lampard: Former Chelsea boss is set to return to management at Everton

Frank Lampard: Former Chelsea boss is set to return to management at Everton

Frank Lampard: Former Chelsea boss is set to return to management at Everton

Frank Lampard has been offered the job as the new Everton manager.

The former Chelsea and Derby County manager impressed in his second interview on Thursday and the decision was taken soon after by owner Farhad Moshiri and his advisors.

The 43-year-old is expected to be in place for next week and the return of the squad to prepare for Saturday’s FA Cup fourth round tie against Brentford. Lampard was interviewed again formally this week and made himself the standout candidate.

The Portuguese coach Vitor Pereira confirmed in an extensive broadcast interview on Wednesday that he was a contender for the job. Wayne Rooney, another in whom Moshiri and club chairman Bill Kenwright, the former principal shareholder, had expressed an interest, said that he had declined to be interviewed.

The current caretaker manager, Duncan Ferguson, is also understood to have been interviewed in London yesterday. The club had switched to those four candidates after the withdrawal of their first choice, Roberto Martinez, earlier this month when the Royal Belgian Football Association blocked any possibility of a job-share arrangement.

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