Former England midfielder Frank Lampard has been appointed manager of English Premier League side Everton on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
According to the BBC, the 43-year-old replaces Rafael Benitez, who was sacked earlier this month after one win in 13 games.
It is Lampard’s first job since he was sacked by Chelsea a year ago with Thomas Tuchel taking his role, BBC further said.
“It is a huge honour for me to represent and manage a club with the size and tradition of Everton,” BBC quoted Lampard as saying.
“I’m very hungry to get started.”
Lampard’s first match in charge will be Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against Brentford at Goodison Park. His first signing at Everton is expected to be Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek, who is set to join the Toffees on loan for the rest of the season.
According to the BBC, the former Chelsea and Manchester City player Lampard, who won 106 caps for England, is tasked with keeping Everton in the top-flight as the club are 16th and just four points above the relegation zone.