Everton ready to trigger £2.5million compensation clause to secure new boss - report
By Aramide Oladipo
Everton are prepared to step up their interest in Burnley manager Sean Dyche, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that the Merseyside club are desperate to announce the 46-year-old as the club’s new boss before the Toffees face Crystal Palace after the international break.
The newspaper reports that Everton are ready to trigger the £2.5million compensation clause in Dyche’s current contract at Burnley.
The report claims that former England manager Sam Allardyce still remains a potential candidate if Dyche refuses to accept the offer to become the main man at Goodison Park.
It is reported that Allardyce is seen as a short-term option as the Toffees look to climb above the relegation zone.
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It is also reported that Everton want current caretaker boss David Unsworth to remain at the club and continue his fine work with the Under-23 squad.
Dyche has enjoyed a sensational start to the season with Burnley, beating current champions Chelsea and Everton on the road and picking up a point against Tottenham.
After beating Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon, the Clarets find themselves in seventh place in the league table, outside of the top-four places due to goal difference.
Football Insider verdict
Dyche finds himself in a very interesting position. The Englishman might have considered leaving his post at Turf Moor to become Everton boss last season but now the situation has changed. The Toffees appear to be a team in turmoil while under his guidance, Burnley are slowly establishing themselves as a resolute Premier League side. Many would argue that he shouldn’t leave the Clarets due to the current league table positions of both clubs, but Everton is still a very attractive option for any manager in England. Dyche deserves his chance to manage one of the biggest clubs in the country but right now, it would be completely understandable if he wants to continue his journey with Burnley.
In other Everton news, the Toffees have entered the race to sign this three-time Premier League winner.