By Matthew Shaw

23rd Jan, 2023 | 9:21am

Frank Lampard will be relieved of his duties and sacked as Everton manager on Monday 23 January, according to Vinny O’Connor.

The Sky Sports journalist shared the news live from Finch Farm, with an announcement expected in the coming hours to confirm the news from Merseyside.

Everton are currently languishing in the Premier League relegation zone after defeats to Southampton and West Ham United looked to be the final straw for Lampard.

Speaking live on Sky Sports, as shared on Football Daily, Vinny O’Connor shared the news from Finch Farm that the decision had finally been made.

“I think there is an inevitability about it,” he said.

“In fact, we are hearing that effectively a decision has been taken and the expectation is that at some point today it will be announced that Frank Lampard will be leaving his post as Everton manager.”

Inevitable.

No matter who you think the problem is at Goodison Park, everyone expected this to happen.

Another defeat at West Ham was the icing on the cake for Lampard, but fans will no doubt quickly turn their attention to those above the manager.

The Goodison board have been nothing short of atrocious in recent years, and that has gone overboard now with their exit likely the only thing to bring back positivity to the Blues.

Unfortunately, though, that isn’t how football works and the board never holds themselves accountable for the failures of the club, especially Farhad Moshiri and his cronies.

Good luck to whoever will be the new man coming in too, as he will effectively stand little to no chance, especially with those above him making the decisions.

There is no real money to spend, transfers have been hard to come by, with Lampard himself said to be crucial in persuading Arnaut Danjuma to come on loan – will that change if he leaves with it still not being announced?

Change is coming at Goodison Park, whether we like it or not.