Frank Lampard: Everton boss says he is ‘not seeking reassurances’ over his job

Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard was appointed as Everton manager in January 2022

Everton boss Frank Lampard says he is not “hunting around for any reassurances” with his side 18th place in the Premier League table.

“I’ve never and would never seek reassurances,” said Lampard.

“It’s my job to focus on the job in hand, day-to-day, game-to-game. I’m not hunting around for any reassurances.

“I’m a big man working for a great club and I’ll keep doing it.”

The Toffees have lost four of their last five league games and travel to an in-form Manchester United side in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday.

Lampard, 44, says his side’s current league position is not his immediate concern.

“When you’re in and around this area that’s the reality,” he added.

“But if we win the next league game we’ll be out of the bottom three probably. It’s part of the process.

“I’m very aware of what I came in to do in this job. I want to be a success at this club. Any challenges that come along then I’ll take them on and actually enjoy them.

“I come to work to try to improve a bit every day – myself, the team, the squad and everything.

“I enjoy working for this club, it’s a real honour for me. That’s why I say I don’t need reassurances.”

‘It’s a blow’

Speaking at Thursday’s news conference before the trip to Old Trafford, Lampard also confirmed defender Nathan Patterson faces six weeks out after suffering medial ligament damage in the defeat by the Seagulls.

“It’s a blow, a freak one in terms of how he did the injury,” he said.

“It’s a big blow. He’s a young full-back. He’s come in, broken through and done well for us.

“It’s time for others to step up to that mantle. Six weeks sounds a long time, but he’ll be back.”

With the January transfer window open, Lampard also said he would have money to spend on reinforcements.

“Both options are on the table in terms of loan or buying players,” he added.

“I’m not going to sit and talk about finances because I can’t give you the detail.

“We want to improve the squad in January, but my job is to work with the players we’ve got.”

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