To replace the fired Frank Lampard, rumors have it that Everton will choose Sean Dyche as manager.
After meeting with Everton’s leadership, Dyche and former Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa emerged as the two leading candidates.
Former Burnley manager Sean Dyche has moved into first place in contention. However, Marcelo Bielsa was thought to be owner Farhad Moshiri’s top pick.
The Toffees want to have a new manager in place by the weekend.
Bielsa, 67, was hesitant to take over the team midway through the season. He expressed doubts that they were ready for his high-intensity, physically demanding coaching style.
It was also questioned whether or not he should be given such a lavish package for his job.
The talks broke down, leaving Dyche as the frontrunner, though it remains to be seen whether the agreement will be achieved on the duration of the contract, given that the 51-year-old is unlikely to merely desire a short-term deal.
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As for the next time we see Everton in action; it will be on February 4. They will play Premier League leaders Arsenal at Goodison Park.
Lampard was released with the Toffees’ Premier League record at 15 points from 20 games, putting them in last place.
A decade under Dyche’s leadership at Burnley resulted in two promotions from the Championship and two top-half finishes in the Premier League.
Furthermore, Dyche guided Burnley to its highest Premier League finish in 51 years, seventh, in 2017–18, allowing the club to qualify for Europe for the first time in club history.
Since acquiring the club in February 2016, Moshiri will be making his eighth managerial hire.