By Danny Wright
Everton’s search for a new manager has gained pace with Sean Dyche likely to fill the vacancy at Goodison Park by Monday, according to a report.
The Sun claims that the Toffees are ready to pay the £2.5million fee needed to release the 46-year-old from his contract at Turf Moor with Burnley, who he has managed for the last five years.
It is understood that owner Farhad Moshiri is “convinced” by Dyche as the search for a replacement to Ronald Koeman steps up ahead of their Europa League clash against Lyon on Thursday night.
The report claims that Dyche hasn’t been the only manager looked at by Everton as it is believed that Sam Allardyce was in contract talks with the Toffees in London on Wednesday.
The former Crystal Palace and England boss has previously confirmed that he would be interested in the job at Goodison Park should they reach out to him.
However the Sun reports that Dyche is seen as the better long-term appointment having impressed the Everton board with his brilliant work at Burnley.
Football Insider Verdict
Dyche would be an excellent option for Everton but there’s this feeling that the ex-Watford boss is better suited to teams like Burnley than those with the ambition of the Toffees. Dyche has done brilliantly to get the Clarets to where they are now having achieved two promotions from the Championship. He is yet to be handed a big job and there will certainly be a lot more pressure and a lot more eyes on him should he move to Goodison Park. No one can say for certain just how well Dyche will do with the Toffees, but he is likely to be the man to rescue their season. Although after that, he perhaps doesn’t have the top level experience to take them to the next level.
In other Everton news, Ashley Williams has made a big admission about Koeman’s sacking.