By Aramide Oladipo
Jamie Carragher has admitted that he understands why Burnley manager Sean Dyche is being tipped to become the new Everton manager.
The Merseyside club announced that Ronald Koeman would be leaving Goodison Park on Monday afternoon and the 46-year-old is one of the favourites to replace him.
Dyche has been the main man in charge at Turf Moor since 2012 and he has led the club from the Championship to the Premier League on two separate occasions.
The Englishman has been awarded the Championship manager of the month four times during his reign at Burnley – only six other men have picked the award more times than him.
Speaking on Sky Sports News, Liverpool legend Carragher is convinced that Dyche has the credentials to turn things around at Everton.
“He is doing a great job at Burnley,” he said as quoted on the Sky Sports website.
“Everton are in the bottom three and need to tighten up defensively. Sean Dyche has those qualities.
“It would be a big step up for him but if you are a manager you want to move up eventually, no disrespect to Burnley but it’s a huge step.
“That’s natural for his progression as a manager. I can see totally why he’s top of the list.”
Dyche masterminded an impressive 1-0 victory over Koeman’s side at the start of the month on Merseyside.
Under his guidance this season, Burnley have also managed to beat Premier League champions Chelsea on the road with a 3-2 win alongside hard-fought draws away at Tottenham and Liverpool.
The Clarets have enjoyed a wonderful start to the Premier League season and they are currently sitting in eighth position just three points behind the Champions League places.
In other Everton news, first-team trio ruled out of Everton League Cup clash against Chelsea.