FRANK LAMPARD is inching closer to being officially unveiled as Everton manager, after the Chelsea hero has reportedly ‘signed his contract’ to be the next Toffees boss.

Lampard has been spotted alongside his agents Leon Angel and Frank Trimboli, as reported by the Telegraph.

Lampard has reportedly 'signed his contract' to be the next Everton boss

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Lampard has reportedly ‘signed his contract’ to be the next Everton bossCredit: Getty

And the 43-year-old is said to have put pen-to-paper to take over at Goodison Park from the axed Rafa Benitez.

The Chelsea legend has been out of management for a year after being sacked by the Blues last January.

Lampard impressed Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri in his second interview and should be in charge in time for next Saturday’s FA Cup fourth round tie against Brentford.

That second interview was on Friday, with Lamps being offered the role over the weekend.

Vitor Pereira had been the favourite to take over, but Everton fans were strongly in favour of Lampard being appointed over the Portuguese coach.

Caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson was also interviewed for the role, while Derby manager Wayne Rooney snubbed the chance to manage his boyhood club.

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Lampard takes over with the club languishing just four points above the Premier league relegation zone, way down in 16th place.

He’s set to be joined by Manchester United flop Donny van de Beek, who has reportedly opted to join Everton on loan in favour of Crystal Palace.





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