Frank Lampard has been “offered” the Everton managerial job, according to reports.
The former Chelsea boss has been out of a job since he was sacked by the Blues in January 2021.
He guided the west Londoners to a top-four finish as well as the FA Cup in his debut season as manager.
Lampard has been hotly tipped to replace Rafael Benitez at Everton after the Spaniard was sacked earlier this month.
The Toffees have had a woeful 2021/22 campaign so far and are currently 16th in the Premier League, four points above the relegation zone.
Former Porto boss Vitor Pereira has also been linked with the vacant role at Goodison Park and the Merseyside club reportedly concluded interviews for the position on Friday.
According to the Telegraph, Lampard has been “offered” the job and an announcement is imminent.
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The Chelsea legend will be in place next week and will prepare his new squad for their FA Cup match against Brentford on February 5.
Lampard’s competitor for the job, Pereira, took part in a bizarre interview on Sky Sports News where he discussed his credentials for the job and reacted to the negative fan reaction to him potentially getting the job.
He said at a Rams press conference on Friday afternoon: “Everton approached my agent and asked me to interview for the vacant job, which I turned down.”
Rooney added: “I believe I will be a Premier League manager. I believe I’m ready for that, 100 per cent. And if that is with Everton one day in the future that would be absolutely great.
“But I’ve got a job here that I’m doing at Derby County which is an important job to me.”
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