Paul Merson believes that Frank Lampard is a good fit for Everton and feels that the Merseyside club could have a bright future in the offing. Merson also feels that Lampard could be the right manager to guide Dele Alli towards an England call-up soon.
“Frank Lampard to Everton, I think it is a great move all around. He’s at a club well below where they should be and he’s come in and got two signings through the door in Dele Alli and Donny van de Beek, which shows the way he wants to play,” Paul Merson said after Frank Lampard was appointed the Everton coach. “I really think it could be a good fit for both Lampard and Everton. I can see happier times ahead for them. I like the way Lampard sets his teams up and gets them playing. He was always has a go and that may have actually been his Achilles heel at Chelsea.”
“On a few occasions you watched his Chelsea team play and it was just one of those days at Stamford Bridge where you thought they could play until tomorrow morning and they weren’t going to score. He’d then change things up and try to change the game, but they’d end up losing 1-0,” he added. For me, that’s just what went against him at Chelsea, but it could have quite easily gone the other way. Now, with a little bit more experience, he won’t listen to the people at the back of the stands as much.”