‘Neither the Everton players nor Frank Lampard are good enough,’ Victor Anichebe, a former Nigerian international, advises his old team to dismiss Lampard and re-hire Sam Allardyce.

Following Everton’s 3-2 defeat to relegation opponents Burnley on Wednesday April 6, former striker Victor Anichebe has called for Frank Lampard to be fired.

Burnley fought back from a goal down to win, putting them just one point behind the Toffees in the fight for survival.

Anichebe vented his displeasure on Instagram, posting a series of photos in which he said Lampard should be removed as manager after only two months in command at Goodison Park.

‘Too late…should’ve brought him on 10 minutes ago, it was evident…’ he wrote. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (DCL) has had a bad year.

‘Neither the players nor Frank are good enough. As much as I like him as a player, he also appears to be a wonderful gentleman.

‘If nothing is done, Everton will go down 100 percent.’

After the final whistle, Anichebe suggested that Everton should go for their former manager Sam Allardyce.

Along with a picture of Allardyce, Anichebe wrote: ‘I said it weeks ago…y’all laughed. Some said rather go down with dignity. Okkkkk.’

In another post on Wednesday night, he wrote: ‘Apologies if I don’t respond tonight, I just can’t be bothered. So… The players are responsible first and foremost. But Everton’s board is absolutely horrendous. The money they’ve wasted, the sackings of influential staff like

(Dan Donachie), not letting Marcel Brands actually do his job, bringing in Rafa (Benitez), creating a complete disconnect with fans and club.

‘Next – appointing Lampard (who is a good coach) but appointing him when you know you’re in a relegation battle with a tough run in… was absurd… him getting Alli who is a luxury player… in a relegation fight… baffling.

‘If something doesn’t happen tonight they are 100% going down. At the moment it’s 60%. Keep the faith.’

Anichebe made 168 appearances for the Toffees between 2006 and 2013 in which he scored 26 goals.

Everton will play Manchester United next on Saturday, and could drop into the relegation zone if they fail to win.

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