Sean Dyche set to be appointed as Everton manager

Sean Dyche set to be appointed as Everton manager

Former Burnley boss, Sean Dyche, is set to be announced as the new Everton manager after talks with Marcelo Bielsa broke down. Dyche and Bielsa had been the front runners throughout the process and it appears that Dyche is set to be given the nod. 

According to many outlets, Bielsa himself ruled himself out of the running for the job due to the fact he didn’t think he would be able to implement his style of football midway through the season. 

Some reports have suggested that the Argentinian had offered to coach the u21s for the remainder of the season with the view to taking over in the summer. However, Moshiri and the other board members believed that it was paramount that they had an inspirational figure in the dugout as the club battles relegation. 

With Bielsa out of the running, the door was left open for Dyche, who is also said to have impressed the Everton board during talks earlier in the week. He will replace Frank Lampard who was sacked on Monday following the defeat to West Ham last weekend. 

Dyche will be the seventh manager that Everton Owner, Farhad Moshiri, has hired since buying the club in 2016. With the club lingering in the relegation zone, he will have everything crossed that he has got this one right. Interestingly, though, Bielsa was said to be Moshiri’s first choice. 

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A man with pedigree

Hiring Dyche means that Everton are getting themselves a manager who has a proven track record of keeping teams in the Premier League. Although he was once relegated with Burnley in 2015, he brought them straight back up and then kept them in England’s top league for the following six years despite operating on a tight budget. 

With Premier League survival the immediate priority, the board and supporters alike will feel confident that they have the right man for the job. The issue for Dyche, like Sam Allardyce found, will be convincing supporters that his brand of football is Everton’s future beyond this season. 

During talks, it is believed that Dyche refuted any suggestion of a short-term deal which means he could be at Goodison for the long haul, regardless of whether he keeps the club up or not. The former Burnley boss will likely point to the fact that he managed to get Burnley into Europe in 2018 as evidence that he is the right man long-term, as well as short. 

James Tarkowski and Dwight Mcneil are two players in the Everton squad who worked with Dyche at Burnley and they will surely play a key role during the second half of the season with the 51-year-old in the dugout. 

A difficult start for Dyche

Life as Everton boss is set to begin with a tricky fixture for Sean Dyche as they host Arsenal next weekend. The Everton board want Dyche to be in the job the weekend, meaning he will have a week to work with his new players before the match next Saturday. 

Moshiri will be hoping that the appointment of a new manager will result in protests against his ownership of the club peter out. In recent weeks, protests have reached boiling point and board members have been told to stay away from the ground for their own safety.

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