Sky Sports pundit Andy Townsend believes that Burnley manager Sean Dyche is the ‘perfect’ fit for Everton and claims that he will “probably get the job”..
The Toffees are still searching for a new boss after Ronald Koeman was sacked last month. Under-23 coach David Unsworth is in caretaker charge and has overseen the last six matches.
Last night’s 5-1 Europa League defeat at home against Atalanta has only increased the pressure on the club to appoint a new boss as soon as possible.
Marco Silva had emerged as the club’s prime target to succeed Koeman but Premier League rivals Watford are refusing to let him go.
However, Townsend believes that Burnely manager Dyche would be the perfect fit for the club.
“I don’t understand why the press haven’t made more of the fact that Sean Dyche will probably get the [Everton] job. He’s done an incredible job at Burnley,” Townsend said on Sky Sports show The Debate on Thursday night (23/11, 10pm).
“Everton at the moment are a club with underperforming senior players.
“They look like they need someone to rattle a few cages, someone who is not prepared to mess around and will go get hold of the job with both hands, Sean looks like the perfect guy for that to me.”
Farhad Moshiri announced on Friday that the club was “close” to announcing the new manager.
Dyche is widely regarded as one of the best managers in the Premier League at the moment. During his five years as Burnley boss he has won two promotions to the Premier League and helped the club win the 2015/16 Championship title.
His Burnley side are currently seventh in the Premier League table after 12 matches and are only four points behind second place Manchester United.
Meanwhile, Everton have only managed one win in their last 11 games in all competitions. The Toffees currently sit 16th in the Premier League table and return to league action against Southampton on Sunday afternoon.