February 21, 2024

Frank Lampard claimed that ‘win percentages don’t matter’ as a manager, despite him statistically being one of Everton’s worst-ever managers

Frank Lampard has said ‘win percentages don’t matter’ to him – despite his record making him one of Everton’s worst-ever managers.

Lampard was named as Everton boss in January 2022 – a year after he was sacked by Chelsea following an 18-month spell in charge of the club he made 648 appearances for and scored a club-record 211 goals

The 106-time England international lasted just 44 games in charge at Goodison Park after a run of 10 games winless in all competitions saw the Toffees sucked into a relegation battle they eventually got themselves out of under Sean Dyche.

Lampard would’ve done himself a favour at Everton if he was able to ignore the win percentage statistics with him having the second-lowest rate of any full-time manager, not counting interim bosses. Lamps’ measly 27.91% is only better than Mike Walker’s woeful 17.14% from his 35 games in charge between January and November 1994.

Sam Allardyce
Lampard ironically used Sam Allardyce as an example (Image: Getty Images)

Howard Kendall’s third spell in charge of the club does rank below Lampard too with just a 26.19% win record in 42 games, but his previous success at 38.89% in his second spell and 54.14% during his first spell is the highest amongst any manager in the Toffees’ history to take charge of more than a single game.

Lampard’s point with perennial relegation-survivor Sam Allardyce also doesn’t cover him in glory, with Big Sam winning 38.46% of his 26 games in charge of Everton. In his entire Premier League career to date, the only England manager with a perfect record boasts a win percentage of 33%.


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