FRANK LAMPARD has been spotted for the first time since his sacking as Everton manager.
The England legend, 44, was axed by the Toffees last Monday following the 2-0 defeat at West Ham.
And he is now back in London as he headed out for lunch with his wife Christine.
The pair were spotted heading to The Ivy in Chelsea Garden in West London.
Dad-of-four Lampard was wrapped up in a black gilet jacket and beanie hat with white Nike trainers.
Christine, who is mum to two of Frank’s kids and step-mum to the other two, opted for a long camel-coloured coat with black trousers and pumps and a Chanel bag.
The married couple have been married for seven years but spent most of 2022 doing long distance with Lamps on Merseyside and Christine and the kids in London.
Lampard saw his time at Goodison Park terminated after less than a year in charge following a miserable run of results.
Everton were joint bottom of the Premier League with just one win in his last 12 games.
Lampard knew his time was up as soon as the full-time whistle blew at the London Stadium and said his goodbyes to his backroom team before the fateful phone call from owner Farhad Moshiri 48 hours later.
The former Derby and Chelsea boss – who was succeeded by Sean Dyche – broke his silence on Instagram last Thursday to send a message to the Everton fans.
He said: “Coming in to Everton last year I knew we were in a tough moment and I will always be proud of the incredible work and support from everyone involved to keep the team in the Premier League last season.
“Thanks to everybody that played their part as the whole club came together. I will never forget the incredible night against Palace that we shared.
“I want to thank all Evertonians for the welcome that you gave to myself, my staff, and my family.
“It truly is a special club with a huge heart, and an incredible history.
“I’m disappointed that we couldn’t achieve more together and wish all the players and everyone at Everton FC the very best for the future.”
‘LOVE TO BE BACK’
As revealed by SunSport, Lampard is plotting a comeback to a top-flight dugout as soon as possible – but a move abroad could be on the cards.
A source said: “Frank is devastated at how things worked out at Everton. He loved the club, and he loved the fans – and he dearly wanted to make things work.
“He worked tirelessly to try and achieve that. He accepts he came up short but, at the same time, he thinks the whole experience will only make him stronger as a manager.
“He is 100 per cent looking to the future. He will take a holiday, reflect, but would love to be back in the game soon.
“A move abroad to somewhere like Spain, Holland, Germany or even America really appeals to Frank. He thinks he needs a fresh start to reset.
“The last two jobs – Chelsea and Everton – have come with a hell of a lot of baggage so he’d like to be at the helm of a club with less issues off the pitch.”