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Everton confirm the departure of Frank Lampard

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By Tom Gott

Everton have confirmed the departure of Frank Lampard, less than a year after his arrival at Goodison Park.

The news of Everton’s decision to sack Lampard it broke before monday but there was no formal confirmation of the Toffees’ decision until about five hours later.

“Everton Football Club can confirm that Frank Lampard left his post as Senior Men’s First Team Manager today,” read a long-awaited statement. “Joe Edwards, Paul Clement, Ashley Cole and Chris Jones have also left the club.

“Alan Kelly will remain as goalkeeping coach.

“Everyone at Everton would like to thank Frank and his coaching staff for their service during what has been a busy 12 months.

“The hard work and dedication of Frank and his team have been exemplary throughout their time at the Club, but recent results and current league position have made this difficult decision necessary. We wish Frank and all his team behind the scenes all good for their future in the game.

“The Club has started the process to secure a new manager and will provide updates on the appointment in due course.

“Paul Tait and Leighton Baines will continue training until a new manager is appointed.”

This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Everton confirm the departure of Frank Lampard.