After less than a year in charge at Goodison Park, Everton has fired Frank Lampard as head coach.
Everton lost against fellow underdog West Ham United on Saturday, their ninth defeat in 12 Premier League outings.
With 15 points from 20 games, they are second from the bottom of the standings, surpassing Southampton on goal differential.
In January 2022, with the team 16th in the standings, former England footballer Lampard, 44, took Rafael Benitez’s place and helped Everton avoid relegation.
Everton is now seeking its sixth permanent manager in the past five years.
After a 1-1 draw against the defending champions Manchester City on December 31, Everton fell 4-1 to Brighton at Goodison Park, lost 3-1 at Manchester United in the FA Cup semifinals, lost to Southampton despite taking the lead, and most recently lost to West Ham.
All season, they have only been able to win three games.
In recent games, there have been numerous, loud fan demonstrations against the board, and following the defeat to Southampton, fans organized a sit-in protest.
Additionally, it was in response to some fans yelling at defender Yerry Mina and midfielder Anthony Gordon as they drove away from Goodison Park the previous weekend.