Frank Lampard has been sacked as Everton manager with the club languishing in 19th place in the Premier League and having lost eight of their last nine games in all competitions.
The former England midfielder has been dismissed following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat against West Ham.
The result leaves Everton two points adrift of safety and with just 15 points from 20 league games this season.
Lampard spoke with owner Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright over the weekend, along with director of football Kevin Thelwell, and had accepted things will change after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at West Ham.
Following the West Ham loss, Everton’s players were given Monday off and are not expected to return at Finch Farm until Tuesday.
While the club search for a new manager, club legend Leighton Baines, who is in charge of the Under 18s, and Under 21 head coach Paul Tait are in line to oversee the day-to-day matters.