Lampard confirms his position on Everton recruiting a football director

Frank Lampard thinks having a director of football at Everton might be “very good” if the club can find the appropriate person for the job.

Since Marcel Brands’ departure from the club in December 2021, after more than three years in the role, the Blues have been without a manager.

Everton said after the Dutchman left Merseyside that they will be conducting a “strategic review” of the club’s structure in the future, including the director of football post.

With that still ongoing – with the vacant DoF role remaining open – Lampard has been questioned if the model is something he thinks he’ll be able to use in the future.

If the club makes that option in the future, the manager stated that he would be delighted to work with the correct candidate.

He said: “I think the model can look different depending on the club.

“At the moment, as I said before, I’ve got a very good relationship with the chairman and the owner.

“I think it can be very good as long as each department within that hierarchy is aligned.

“Of course everyone wants the best, but practically you have to work in a similar direction.

“That relationship between myself and a sporting director, it will be very important to know our roles and to work together for the good of the club.

“If you get that right it can be very good, and that’s why the club have to take time to get the right one and the right person if they see fit.

“It’s a fantastic club, and if you get the right fit for that I will certainly be very happy working with anyone who can help this club be more successful.”