Frontrunner for Everton manager job 'will manage England one day'
Everton target Sean Dyche has what it takes to manage England in the future, according to Burnley midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson.
The Toffees are still searching for a new boss and Dyche, who is the currently the manager of Burnley, has emerged as one of the new favourites to succeed Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park.
The highly-rated Marco Silva was the leading target for the role, but his current club Watford are refusing to let him leave.
Under-23 coach David Unsworth is currently in caretaker charge at Everton, but has lost four of his six matches. The 5-1 home defeat to Atalanta in the Europa League on Thursday has increased the pressure on the club’s owners to appoint a new boss as soon as possible.
Burnley midfielder Gudmundsson knows his side cannot hold on to their manager forever, but thinks his next step should be the England job.
“He has done an unbelievable job with Burnley and I think he will even grow as a manager,” said Gudmundsson, as quoted by the Daily Star.
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“Hopefully one day he will manage England because I think he has the potential.
“He is a great manager and he will do great things in the future.”
Dyche is regarded as one of the best managers in the Premier League at the moment. In his five years as Burnley boss he has won two promotions to the top flight.
His side are currently seventh in the Premier League table and could climb to fourth if they beat Arsenal at Turf Moor today.
Meanwhile, Everton are currently 16th in the Premier League table, just two points above the relegation zone, and face Southampton this afternoon.