Everton: Campbell urges to club to ‘change’ by backing Lampard

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Ex-Everton man, Kevin Campbell has urged the club to back Frank Lampard in the transfer window. 

Speaking to Goodison News, Campbell believes that Lampard shouldn’t be sacked. The club would be providing real ‘change’ if they were to give him the financial backing.

There has been talk of former Toffees boss, Roberto Martinez returning, according to one report.

Everton currently sit only one point above the bottom three in 17th place. They’re the fourth-lowest-scoring team in the league, with 12 goals.

Here’s what Campbell had to say on the Martinez links and what the club should do to back Lampard, “I think it’s an interesting one, looking to go back I don’t think is wise myself.

“For the first time in a long time Everton have a manager who gets the club. The key is, you’ve backed all these other managers, are you going to back Lampard?

“That’s the key. He’s not been backed. Everton have spent a hell of a lot of money, a fortune, before Lampard. Give Frank Lampard the opportunity to build something is what I would say, but we know what football’s like.

“It can happen, and Roberto Martinez is probably a lot more experienced now that he’s been national team manager for Belgium but still the history says he started off pretty well at Everton and then it ended pretty badly.

“So I think give the current man a chance.

“Everton keep hiring and firing, they keep doing the same thing, something has to change. You change by backing your manager.”

TIF’s view on Campbell’s comments…

We believe that Lampard deserves a chance to spend in January. Everton needs a goalscorer, with only 12 goals to their name this season, a striker will need to be looked at.

However, it’s not fair to say that Lampard wasn’t backed last summer. Amadou Onana cost them £33.5 million, Dwight McNeil set them back £20 million, Neal Maupay cost £15 million and James Garner’s fee was also £15 million.

So, that’s a fair amount of money spent in the summer. However, Lampard should get the chance to bring in the players he wants in January. He kept Everton up last season, which means we believe he deserves a chance to rectify their poor start to the season.

The Toffees seem to constantly go through managers, most don’t last longer than a couple of years in recent times. Lampard hasn’t even had a year in charge yet, so he deserves more time to turn things around.

Should he continue to struggle at the helm after making purchases, then perhaps questions can be asked about his future.

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