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English Premier League side Everton on Monday appointed Frank Lampard as their new head coach.

The 43-year-old head coach inked a two-and-a-half-year contract with the club based in Liverpool.

In his first match at the helm, Everton will face Brentford for the FA Cup fourth-round tie at the Goodison Park on Saturday.

“The appointment of Lampard comes after a robust recruitment process with several candidates being interviewed by the Club’s majority shareholder and Board of Directors,” Everton said in a statement.

Lampard managed English second tier club Derby County during the 2018-2019 season, leading the team to the Championship play-offs.

He was later appointed as the manager of Chelsea, where he was a legend player with a series of trophies between 2005 and 2013.

Lampard made 648 appearances and scored 211 goals with Chelsea.

Earlier this month, the Toffees fired Spanish manager Rafael Benitez over poor results.

They are in the 16th spot with 19 points, four points above the relegation zone.

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