After sacking Frank Lampard last week, former Burnley manager Sean Dyche has been named as Everton’s new head coach, the club announced. The 51-year-old coach signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Toffees after being fired by the Clarets in April last year. Follow us for free soccer prediction, news and more!
“Everton Football Club can confirm the appointment of Sean Dyche as the Club’s new Men’s Senior Team Manager,” Everton said in a statement. Dyche has agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract until June 2025 and will take charge for the first time for the Blues’ Premier League clash against Arsenal at Goodison Park on Saturday 4 February.” More soccer highlights here!
Dyche is regarded as one of the top managers and is well-liked in English football. He led Burnley to two promotions and helped them maintain their Premier League standing. In 2017–18, he guided them to seventh place in the top division, qualifying them for the Europa League. After serving the team for more than nine years, Burnley fired him during the 2021–22 season.
“It’s an honour to become Everton manager. My staff and I are ready and eager to help get this great club back on track,” Dyche said. “We’re ready to work and ready to give them what they want. That starts with sweat on the shirt, effort and getting back to some of the basic principles of what Everton Football Club has stood for for a long time.”
He added: “We want to bring back a good feeling. We need the fans, we need unity and we need everyone aligned. That starts with us as staff and players.Our aim is to put out a team that works, that fights and wears the badge with pride. The connection with the fans can then grow very quickly because they’re so passionate. There is quality in this squad. But we have to make them shine.”
One of Sean Dyche’s key tasks will be to improve the team’s offensive capabilities. Despite having a talented group of players, the Toffees have struggled to score goals in past matches. The team’s lack of finesse in front of goal has usually been their undoing. Dyche will need to take care of this issue and help the attacking team become more cohesive and effective.
After nine losses in his last 12 league games, Lampard was fired last week. Everton is tied for 19th place in the league standings after 20 games, on top of Southampton at the bottom of the standings. His final match in charge of the Merseyside club was in a 2-0 loss at fellow relegation contender West Ham United. They last won a league game in October when they beat Crystal Palace 3-0 at home.
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