Everton chairman Bill Kenwright, who has faced a lot of public criticism recently, has revealed why the club chose Sean Dyche as the new manager after Frank Lampard was sacked last week, following a dismal run of results that saw Everton drop into the relegation zone.
Everton sits 19th in the table, ahead of Southampton, who are plum last, only because of a better goal difference. The Toffees have just three wins this season and are in deep trouble as they stare at their first relegation since 1951. The supporters are growing increasingly frustrated with the incompetency of the board and the team and have been vocal for bringing a change at the highest of levels.
After almost a week long evaluation, Everton shortlisted Dyche and Marcelo Bielsa for the vacant role. Both the managers held further talks in London and despite Bielsa being the frontrunner for the job, Dyche was selected as the next manager as Bielsa wanted to take charge of the team in the summer.
Dyche has signed a two and a half year deal at Goodison Park and his first task as the Everton boss will be to save the Toffees from relegation and keep them afloat in the Premier League. The squad that Dyche inherits is disjointed and lacks the necessary bite to win games. Dyche will be hoping to get a couple of deals over the line before the transfer window slams shut on 31st January.
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright reveals why Sean Dyche was appointed as the new manager
There were some reservations from the fan base when it came to Dyche being finalized as the new manager as Bielsa was certainly still the fan favourite. However, chairman Kenwright has shared his view on Dyche and why Everton were convinced to appoint the former Burnley man as the next manager.
"Kevin and I spent some valuable time with Sean over the past few days and he quickly convinced me that he has exactly the right attributes to make himself a great Everton manager – and a man who could inspire our fanbase. And Farhad felt the same when he met him, too. (via the club’s official website)"
Whether Dyche can turn it around or not remains to be seen but so far he has been saying all the right things that the fans would have wanted to hear from the manager. Dyche’s first game in charge will be against league leaders Arsenal at Goodison Park, followed by the Merseyside derby at Anfield.
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