By Goodison News speaking to Kevin Campbell

13th May, 2022 | 9:41pm

Sky Sports pundit amazed by 'best thing to happen to Everton' Frank Lampard as he shuts up critics

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Frank Lampard is the “best thing to happen to Everton Football Club” and is proving all of his doubters wrong believes Kevin Campbell.

There were doubts from various quarters when the former Chelsea boss was handed the reigns at Goodison Park, with the likes of Louis Saha, Tony Cascarino, and John Aldridge among those suggesting he didn’t deserve it.

And a shaky start led to fears that he had not learnt from the experience of losing his job at Stamford Bridge, but the former England midfielder has come into his own in recent weeks with tactical changes bringing improved results, and Sky Sports pundit Campbell is overjoyed to see him prove the critics wrong.

Speaking to Goodison News he said: “What do these people know? I’m telling you. They know everything when it’s going well and they know everything when it’s going bad. 

“It’s amazing isn’t it? Let the man get on with his job. 

“I’m telling you now, I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again, Frank Lampard is one of the best things to happen to Everton Football Club.

“I see what he’s trying to do, he just doesn’t have the pieces yet. 

“The key is to stay in the Premier League and then you’ve got to start the refurb, and that’s what he’s going to do.

“You see now the players are playing for him. The fans have taken to him. 

“That’s what you need. You need the fans behind the manager. You need the players to be picking up results, and that’s what they’ve been doing. 

“Let’s be honest, Everton haven’t won an away game, before Sunday [at Leicester] since August!

“Rafa Benitez and all that, experienced managers, have got that on their CV. It’s crazy!

“So I just think Frank Lampard is doing a really good job, I really do.”

Nobody would have chosen it but it is starting to look like the high-pressure environment of a relegation battle might prove to be the making of the Toffees boss.

He has been aided by strong support from the fans, and the bond that he is building with the Blues faithful looks set to be a huge bonus for both sides.

The team are now on top in the relegation battle, and if they get over the line and remain in the top flight Lampard will have secured a place in club history already.

In other Everton news, the pundit believes one unlikely figure at Goodison can “be a star” in the future at this club.

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