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January 25th, 2023
Rooney Among Those Tipped to Replace Lampard
Wayne Rooney is on the list of possible new managers for Everton.
The former Toffees star emerged as a contender for the hot seat following the sacking of Frank Lampard last Tuesday.
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is now looking for a seventh managerial appointment of his chaotic reign as head honcho at Goodison Park.
Lampard's successor will have a tough task not only of saving Everton from a catastrophic run of form that leaves them 19th in the Premier League but also working with a discerning owner who can’t seem to find his "perfect" manager to steer the club.
Moshiri has already axed Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman, Sam Allardyce, Marco Silva, Rafael Benitez, and now Lampard.
As for the question of who will be the next Everton boss, Rooney is said to be being considered.
The 37-year-old Rooney is now the manager of Major League Soccer club D, C. United in the United States.
He joined the Everton youth team at the age of nine and made his professional debut for the club in 2002 at the age of 16. He played two seasons at the Merseyside club before moving to Manchester United for £25.6 million in the 2004 summer transfer window, where he won 16 trophies.
Rooney became the only English player, alongside teammate Michael Carrick, to win the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, League Cup, UEFA Europa League, and FIFA Club World Cup.
It can be recalled that Rooney refused to be interviewed to replace Benitez while he was Derby County boss but he may show interest now that he is the manager at Washington-based D.C. United.
Rooney may have support from Everton fans but has no managerial experience at the highest level.
Aside from Rooney, others who emerged as candidates to replace Lampard are Marcelo Bielsa, Sean Dyche, Carlos Corberan, Ralph Hasenhuttl, Duncan Ferguson, Sam Allardyce, Nuno Espirito Santo, and Marcelino.
Everton has 15 points after 20 matches and at second-to-last in the Premier League table, leading bottom-club Southampton just on goal difference.