As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Jordan warns Everton fans: No difference betwen Pereira and Lampard

Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has questioned Everton's move for Frank Lampard.

Jordan doubts Vitor Pereira would be any less uncertain if Lampard were to take over.

Explaining how he believes supporters have misread the situation, Jordan told talkSPORT: "Their objection is steeped in emotivity. It's sentiment over fact.

"They don't know that Vitor Pereira is not a good manager. And they damn well don't know whether Frank Lampard is capable of achieving what Everton need.

"Frank Lampard has managed Chelsea, took them to fourth in the league when the previous season they were third, got them onto a run of games that looked decent, got fired and has done nothing since.

"He's never managed a team that's at the bottom of the league, he has never managed in real adversity. He has only managed in the comfort zone of having Derby, who were ambitious at the time, and being an elite footballer going into a very well-financed football club.

"He will be going in to a unique environment [at Everton], where the attitude towards the owners is extremely poor, with a group of players that are not good enough in certain respects.

"It is a really big risk on all fronts and Moshiri has got to own it, get out in front of it and fill the vacuum, that is there right now, with information from him."

Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free