Jamie Carragher didn’t hesitate when naming who he believes is the worst-run club in England on Monday Night Football.
Before the game, the duo discussed the hottest topics in the Premier League alongside presenter David Jones. What’s always an eventful hour was extended by 15 minutes due to travel issues in London.
Jarrod Bowen’s brace in the first half was enough to condemn Everton to their 11th defeat of the season and end Lampard’s stint as manager.
Carragher, a boyhood Everton fan, slammed owner Farhad Moshiri for his mismanagement and mishandling of the club in recent years.
Everton spent £91 million over the summer but have little to show for it on the pitch. When asked if the decision to part ways with Lampard was the right one, Carragher replied: “Yeah, I think so.
Everton parted ways with Lampard on Monday evening. (Image Credit: Alamy)”A decision had to be made, and I always feel with a manager, if you’ve got a similar record to the guy before who you replace – so Rafa Benitez was on a similar sort of run, one win in 12 or something like that – you can’t complain then when the club decide to make a change.
“So we’re gonna look at Everton this season and the underlying numbers as well really. You look where they are with points, we know where they are – joint bottom of the table with Southampton. The problem is the underlying numbers in terms of expected goals, expected goals per game is pretty much where they are.”
Everton have had five managers in five years, all with different styles of football. Carragher thinks the lack of aligned thinking is what’s contributing to their slide down the table.
Everton’s players during the West Ham game. (Image Credit: Alamy)He continued: “Their supporters haven’t got banners in the crowd for Frank Lampard, they’ve got them for Farhad Moshiri and the board. I said on this programme six to 12 months ago Everton are the worst run club in the country, and it wasn’t a flippant remark – I believed it.
“I’m not saying that as an ex-Liverpool player, I’m saying that as an ex-Everton fan.
“When I made that comment Everton got in touch with me and I admired it, almost on the front foot trying to defend their club, and I thought okay, fair enough, you say some things in the media and people come back at you, but I didn’t think I was wrong then, and I’m not wrong when I say it now.”
Everton return to action against league leaders Arsenal on February 4. Among the managers linked to the vacant role are Marcelo Bielsa and Sean Dyche.