Wayne Rooney Named Favourite To Take Over The Reigns At Goodison Park

Wayne Rooney named favourite to take over the reigns at Goodison park as Lampard days are numbered  

Frank Lampard is currently 1/4 favourite in the Premier League sack race market ahead of Everton’s weekend trip to Manchester City. And with a run of seven games without victory, it’s inevitable that Lampard has been named the latest favourite to lose his job. 
Unfortunately for the 44-year-old, the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace in late October has proved a false dawn for the Toffees. In four Premier League matches since, they have scored just once and taken a single point from a goalless draw at Fulham.

Following the Palace win, Lampard went out to as far as 16/1 in the sack race odds market and was 3/1 best price going into the Premier League’s World Cup break. And he was still available at 8/11 ahead of the Boxing Day defeat to Wolves but his odds have nosedived since and sadly, the question now is not if but when he’ll get sacked.

But it’s not all bad news as twenty-one years after starting his senior playing career at Everton, Wayne Rooney has emerged as a leading contender to take the reins from Lampard at Goodison Park.

This is not the first time Rooney has been linked with Everton since his foray into management in 2020, with the now DC United boss turning down their advances while at Derby this time last year – after Benitez was sacked. 

Rooney was widely praised for sticking with Derby despite their financial issues and inevitable relegation from the Championship, and now he is stateside trying to turn DC United’s fortunes around. But apparently, he’s suggested that he’s ready to come back; time will tell but if the latest odds is anything to go by, Rooney is set to sign as Everton’s new manager before the end of this season. 


Brendan Rodgers, a pretty permanent fixture at the top of the next manager to leave market this season, has shortened from 10/1 into 6/1 third favourite after Leicester’s Boxing Day drubbing by Champions League chasing Newcastle.

Rounding out the top five are Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper (14/1) – despite the Welshman signing an extension to his deal at the City Ground in October – and Graham Potter (20/1), whose Chelsea side ended a run of three consecutive defeats against Bournemouth.

Pep Guardiola, meanwhile, is considered the least likely to be next out the door at a huge best price of 250/1 (worst price 66/1). His City side moved back to five points behind Arsenal at the top of the table after beating Leeds 3-1 at Elland Road.

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