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January 2022

Warrington makes Tranmere move

31 January
Highly promising Everton Under-23s midfielder Lewis Warrington has joined Tranmere Rovers until the end of the season.

Dele Alli completes deadline-day Everton move

31 January
Everton have concluded a deadline-beating move for Dele Alli, signing the 25-year-old from Tottenham Hotspur on a permanent deal that reportedly doesn’t involve a financial outlay in terms of a transfer fee until next season at the earliest.

Moshiri calls for unity as he welcomes Lampard to Everton

31 January
Farhad Moshiri has called on Everton’s fans to give new manager Frank Lampard “that Goodison feeling” and suggested that bringing in a man that supporters can unite behind might be the most important move the club will make this month.

Two players in on busy transfer deadline day

31 January
With the official confirmation of Frank Lampard's appointment, and the arrival of Donny van de Beek on loan, Everton have completed the transfer of Dele Alli from Tottenham Hotspur.

Clement lined up as Lampard's No 2

30 January
Everton are believed to have offered the assistant manager’s role under Frank Lampard to Paul Clement as the Blues' new boss' backroom staff begins to take shape.

Frank Lampard confirmed as new Everton manager

31 January
Everton have officially unveiled Frank Lampard as their new head coach after the final paperwork was concluded on a 2½-year contract.

Bill Kenwright is the soul of Everton and there aren't many football men left like him  [MEDIA]

30 January
That's the bold headline to a puff-piece by Oliver Holt in The Mail that absolves Kenwright of any of his past missteps ... "it is not his fault Farhad Moshiri has not spent money well or made bad managerial appointments and he could yet be Frank Lampard's most valuable ally."

Shareholders AGM requirement has been axed

30 January
The long-standing requirement that Everton Football Club Co Ltd shall call a General Meeting of shareholders has been cut from the Articles of Associaton

Van de Beek joins Everton on loan

31 January
Everton have confirmed the acquisition of midfielder Donny van de Beek on loan from Manchester United for the rest of the season ahead of the transfer deadline.

Everton U18s lose at Derby County this afternoon

29 January
Everton U18s travelled to the Derby County Football Academy but lost their U18 Premier League encounter to a late goal.

Rondon Hat-Trick for Venezuela

29 January
Venezuela's hopes of reaching Qatar were long over before they kick-off against Bolivia in South American qualifies for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but Rondon produced a clinical display.

Lampard set to succeed Benitez as Everton boss

28 January
Everton are set to hire Frank Lampard as their new manager following another protracted hiring process, with the former Chelsea boss expected to officially take charge on Monday.

Rooney turned down approach from Everton

28 January
Wayne Rooney has revealed that Everton contacted his agent about the possibility of him becoming their next manager but he did not want to break his commitment to Derby County.

Lewis Dobbin signs new contract with Everton

27 January
Lewis Dobbin has signed a new contract with Everton, penning a 3½-year deal until the end of June 2025.

Three still in the frame for Everton job

27 January
Everton's turbulent search for a new manager is reaching its critical moment amid reports that Frank Lampard, Vitor Pereira and Duncan Ferguson will all interview one more time on Friday before Farhad Moshiri makes his final decision.

Doucoure and Delph out injured for at least a month

27 January
Abdoulaye Doucoure and Fabian Delph are expected to be out of action for at least the next month after suffering injuries.

Fans protest outside Goodison Park

26 January
A protest against the Everton board by disgruntled fans is taking place this evening by the Dixie Dean statue at the gates of Goodison Park.

Pereira defends his record on unprecedented call with Sky Sports

26 January
Vitor Pereira took the unusual step of pitching his credentials for the Everton job with a live phone call with Sky Sports this afternoon as the club’s search for a new manager verges on farce.

Everton are not too big or too good to go down. They have to get this right  [MEDIA]

26 January
Starting from the deliberations that preceded the highly controversial appointment fo Rafa Benitez as Everton Manager, Patrick Boyland provides an analysis of that perennial mystery, the Everton "identity" and its importance to the selection of their next manager with relegation looming.

Simms goes out on loan to Hearts

26 January
Heart of Midlothian have taken Ellis Simms on loan for the rest of the season, Everton have now confirmed.

Pereira 'expected' to be named new Everton boss

26 January
Vitor Pereira looked to be on course to be unveiled as the next Everton manager before the end of the week following reports in he is Farhad Moshiri's choice to succeed Rafael Benitez but there are suggestions the Portuguese himself is getting cold feet following supporter reaction.

Everton U23s hold on for fine win over Spurs

24 January
Everton U23s continue their Premier League 2 campaign with a home win over Spurs on Monday night.

Prentice takes communications role at Everton

23 January
David Prentice will join the club he has covered as a journalist for the past 35 years in an official capacity next month when becomes Senior Communications Manager at Everton.

Everton need new philosophy, culture and director of football in order to compete again  [MEDIA]

23 January
Despite being an ex-Red, Robbie Fowler nails the problems at Everton when he writes that the club, "sacked Rafa Benitez leaving owner Farhad Moshiri looking for another new manager but the lack of structure within the Merseyside club will continue to hinder the man in the dugout"

Pereira yet again in the frame for Everton job

23 January
Vitor Pereira, serially linked with Everton ever since David Moyes left Goodison Park, is once again in talks with the club, with reports suggesting he has flown in for an interview with the Blues' hierarchy this week.

Inside Everton's civil war  [MEDIA]

23 January
At The Telegraph, Chris Bascombe provides mainstream media coverage of the sit-in protest after the loss to Aston Villa and what the fans are calling for.

Ferguson 'gutted' by narrow defeat to Villa

22 January
Duncan Ferguson couldn’t hide his sadness at not being able to deliver three desperately-needed points on his return to the touchline as caretaker boss this afternoon against Aston Villa.

Kenwright insists Board changes aren’t the answer

22 January
Bill Kenwright appears to have rejected the core message of protest groups like the 27 Years Campaign and The Originals who staged today’s post-match sit-in that the Board of Directors is the problem at Everton.

Lightning doesn’t strike twice for Ferguson as Everton fall to Villa

22 January
Everton were condemned to a ninth defeat in 14 games as Emiliano Buendia’s header off a corner in first-half stoppage time proved enough to douse the fire brought by Duncan Ferguson’s return to the touchline as the Blues’ caretaker manager.

Everton U18s defeated at Man Utd today

22 January
Everton Under-18s were at Carrington losing to Manchester Utd in a prequel to their upcoming 5th Round FA Youth Cup tie scheduled for Old Trafford next month.

Rooney flattered by Everton links

21 January
Wayne Rooney says that he is flattered to be mentioned in connection with the managerial vacancy at his boyhood club Everton but maintains there has been no contact yet.

Delph suffers another injury setback

21 January
Fabian Delph is facing another lengthy spell on the sidelines after sustaining what has been described as a serious hamstring injury, one that could keep him out for the remainder of his Everton contract.

Moshiri converts another £100m into share equity

21 January
In a personal letter sent to all Official Everton Members and season-ticket holders, Farhad Moshiri has announced that he has further increased his ownership commitment to the club by converting an additional £100m in loans to equity in Everton shares.

Everton vs Aston Villa

21 January
Duncan Ferguson is back in the home dugout as caretaker manager on Saturday as Everton face Aston Villa in a vital Premier League match layered with narratives and sub-plots.

Unnamed footballer's bail extended for the third time

20 January
A Premier League star, assumed to be the unnamed Everton player arrested by Greater Manchester Police last July on suspicion of child sex offences, has had his bail extended for the third time.

Ferguson not expecting to get permanent manager's role

20 January
Everton appear to be set on drafting in Rafael Benitez's replacement sooner rather than later, with Duncan Ferguson insisting that his remit as caretaker boss extends only to the next few matches and reports suggesting Frank Lampard and Fabio Cannavaro have already held preliminary interviews.

Ferguson: We need the fans behind us

20 January
Duncan Ferguson has called for Goodison Park’s famous bear-pit atmosphere to help push the Blues to three much-needed points this Saturday as they take on Aston Villa in the lunchtime kick-off.

Fan Advisory Board to launch before the end of 2021-22

20 January
Everton and the recently-formed Everton Stakeholder Steering Group (ESSG) have confirmed their commitment to launch a Fan Advisory Board by the end of this season.

Mina called up again for more Colombia games

20 January
After barely returning to full fitness following yet another injury absence, Yerry Mina has been called up by Colombia to play in two more back-to-back World Cup qualifying games against Peru (28 January) and Argentina (1 February)

#27YearsCampaign hold first Twitter Space

20 January
The Twitter-based #27YearsCampaign is holding an Open Space on Twitter tonight, and supporting a proposed sit-in at Goodison Park after the Aston Villa game.

Reports: Everton to approach Derby regarding Rooney

18 January
With the avenues to Roberto Martinez seemingly cut off for now, Everton are reportedly seeking to interview former player Wayne Rooney for the vacant manager's role at Goodison Park.

Ferguson named caretaker boss following Benitez's dismissal

18 January
Duncan Ferguson is back in temporary charge of first-team affairs at Everton after the sacking of Rafael Benitez on Sunday having been officially named interim boss ahead of the match against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Four from Benitez’s backroom staff depart

17 January
As expected, Everton have announced that four members of Rafael Benitez’s backroom team, including assistant manager Francisco de Miguel Moreno have left the club in the wake of the Spaniard’s dismissal as manager yesterday

Reports claim approach made to Martinez over Everton role

16 January
Almost six years after Everton fans staged a post-match sit-in to agitate for his sacking, Roberto Martinez could be back in the Goodison Park hot-seat after the club's board of directors made him their choice to succeed Rafael Benitez but at the moment the Belgian FA are reportedly blocking the move

Benitez sacked by Everton

15 January
Rafael Benitez’s ill-advised reign as Everton manager is over following a dreadful run of results that has left the club hovering precariously above the relegation zone having won just once in 13 Premier League matches.

Travelling Blues demand Benitez exit as Everton lose to goal-shy Canaries

15 January
Everton’s horrific form continued with a 2-1 defeat at Carrow Road against the top flight’s bottom team who hadn’t scored a Premier League goal since November.

Everton U18s in fine FA Youth Cup win

14 January
Everton Under-18s secured a fine win in the FA Youth Cup on Friday night, beating Sheffield United 2-1 at Goodison Park to move into the 5th Round.

U23s draw the mini-derby this afternoon

15 January
Everton U23s came back to draw their Liverpool counterparts at their Academy in Halewood, thanks to a late goal from Tom Cannon.

Norwich City vs Everton

14 January
Everton travel to Carrow Road this weekend looking to build on the FA Cup win over Hull when they face the Premier League’s bottom club Norwich.

Mina and Richarlison head list of players returning from injury

12 January
The injury situation at Everton could see a massive improvement in time for this weekend's game against Norwich City as a number of first-team players returned to training.

Everton join calls for Hillsborough Law Now

11 January
Everton have reaffirmed their support for Liverpool FC and the families of the 97 who lost their lives in 1989, by adding their support to the Hillsborough Law Now movement.

Tyrer signs new Everton deal

11 January
Everton goalkeeper Harry Tyrer has extended his contract with the club for a further 3½ years, the club have announced.

El Ghazi signs for Everton on loan

13 January
Updated Everton have now completed the signing of Aston Villa midfielder Anwar El Ghazi on loan until the end of the season after Lucas Digne made his transfer the other way.

Davies injury requires surgery

11 January
Everton have announced that Tom Davies has undergone an operation to repair a significant hamstring injury, with the midfielder requiring a few more weeks on the sidelines as he recuperates.

Townsend strike staves off penalty drama against Hull

8 January
Everton dragged themselves into the FA Cup Fourth Round thanks to an Andros Townsend strike in extra-time that removed the threat of another cup exit on penalties under Rafael Benitez

Everton U23s draw with Crystal Palace

10 January
Everton Under-23s will look to continue their winning start to 2022 when they return in Premier League 2 action on Monday evening as Crystal Palace make the trip to The Pure Stadium

Digne laments 'destroyed' Everton love affair as he completes Villa move

13 January
Lucas Digne has joined Aston Villa in a deal worth £25m today after 3½-years with Everton that he says end on a sad note given the circumstances behind his departure.

FA Cup 4th Round Draw

9 January
Everton have been drawn at home to Brentford in the 4th Round of the FA Cup.

Leicester City granted postponement of Tuesday's game

9 January
Leicester City have been granted a request to the Premier League calling off Tuesday's match with Everton owing to a shortage of players.

Everton U18s held by Stoke City at Finch Farm

8 January
Everton U18s were finally back in action today, at home to Stoke City as the U18 Premier League resumed with a 2-2 draw

Hull City vs Everton

7 January
Rafael Benitez says he has yet to make a decision about whether either of his two new signings will feature against Hull City this weekend when Everton enter the FA Cup with a tie at the MKM Stadium.

Benitez: Digne wants to leave

7 January
Rafael Benitez says that Lucas Digne has set his heart on leaving Everton as the pair's relationship appears to be irreparable.

Everton U23s secure fine win at Sheffield Utd

6 January
Stanley Mills scored two of the goals in Everton Under-23s’ 3-1 Premier League Cup victory over Sheffield United on Thursday night.

Graeme Sharp joins the Everton Board

5 January
Legendary Everton striker Graeme Sharp has been appointed to the club's Board as a non-executive director it was announced today.

Patterson completes £11m transfer from Rangers to Everton

4 January
Everton have sealed the capture of Nathan Patterson from Glasgow Rangers in a deal that could ultimately be worth £16m after the formalities on the 20-year-old's move were completed today.

Reports: Everton 'close in' on Patterson deal

2 January
Everton are set to sign Nathan Patterson from Rangers in a deal that could ultimately be worth £16m according to reports.

Relegation form follows under-fire Benitez into 2022

2 January
Everton’s horrendous run of results extended into the New Year as Brighton held off a spirited but disjointed comeback attempt to win at Goodison Park for the first time in their history.

Everton announce signing of Vitaliy Mykolenko

1 January
Everton have confirmed the signing of left-back Vitalii Mykolenko from Dynamo Kiev for an officially undisclosed fee on a contract that runs through June 2026.
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