Owner Farhad Moshiri is not fooling Kevin Campbell as the pressure mounts at Everton

Owner Farhad Moshiri is not fooling Kevin Campbell as the pressure mounts at Everton

Club owner Farhad Moshiri has called former Everton striker Kevin Campbell “stupid” after he recused himself from a decision on the future of manager Frank Lampard.

The 2-0 defeat at West Ham was their ninth defeat in 12 games in the Premier League, from which the Toffees have taken just five points, leaving them second bottom in the table.

Moshiri, attending his first game in 15 months, was asked after the game at the London Stadium whether it was time for Lampard to leave after almost a year at the club.

“I cannot comment. It’s not my decision,” he told Sky Sports.

Fans and former players alike have weighed in on the response, especially after a few weeks ago Moshiri said he had sacked previous managers because of a backlash from supporters.

Former defender Alan Stubbs, who has been an outspoken critic of the current situation at his old club, wrote on Twitter: “It’s not my decision” Who then, let us know Agents, my friend, kit man, cook, media ?? ????”

Former Toffees striker Campbell responded to his ex-partner: “I can’t believe all this stupidity! We all know the buck stops with owner Stubbsy!”

Regardless of the owner’s apparent lethargy, Lampard’s job is still hanging by a thread as the first relegation since the epic 1951.

The former Derby and Chelsea boss has won just nine games and lost 21 of his 38 games since taking over from Rafael Benitez at the end of January 2022.



I don’t think when you’ve taken steps down over the years it’s a case of being able to turn that around immediately, that’s naive

Everton manager Frank Lampard

Since the start of last year, Everton have lost seven of their nine league games against teams that started the day in the relegation zone, including each of their last four.

Lampard previously said he did not expect the club to be much better off than last season when they managed to avoid relegation in the penultimate game of the campaign.

After the win at West Ham he pointed to the gradual decline at Goodison since 2015 and stressed that, especially now working under severe financial constraints, there was no quick fix.

“It’s a lot of work. I knew when I came in that we were already looking at a relegation battle,” he told BBC Sport.

“I don’t think that when you’ve taken steps down over the years it’s a case of being able to turn that around immediately, that’s naive.

“History moves and there’s nothing in this league that gives you the right to do anything. We have seen huge football clubs go down and come back up.

“It’s about this point and how you try to move forward as a club and if you don’t you’re going to be in for a tough time.

“Perhaps it is normal that we are fighting again. It is impossible for me to jump into the future. There is a long way to go this season and we have to try to turn the corner.”

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