Everton: Jarrad Branthwaite and £7.2m man development could take a new turn under Frank Lampard

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Everton, Frank Lampard
Everton manager Frank Lampard (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Frank Lampard is set to become the new Everton manager

Everton are set to announce Frank Lampard as the next manager in the coming hours as the former Chelsea boss will return to the touchline after one year. Lampard emerged as a favourite after interviews, beating Vitor Pereira and Duncan Ferguson in the process.

Lampard has a difficult job on his hands as the Toffees hover just above the relegation zone, four points clear of 18th placed Newcastle United. The Toffees will need results to go their way or they might soon to staring at a relegation battle. Lampard and his troops will have to engineer a herculean task.

When a new manager comes in, he brings a certain set of ideologies that he wants to inculcate in the team. For Lampard, the utilization and development of youth seem to be on high on the priority list as seen during his Chelsea tenure.

Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Billy Gilmour and Reece James can attest the exponential development that occurred in their respective careers under Lampard. The 43 year old made a youngster centric team where the likes of Mount, Abraham and James became regulars in the side. Everton youngsters can hope to walk on the same development curve under Lampard.