By Danny Wright
Jamie Redknapp has claimed that the answer to Everton’s manager hunt is glaringly obvious with Sean Dyche currently working wonders with Burnley.
The Toffees have been on the hunt for Ronald Koeman’s successor for four weeks after the Dutchman was sacked by the Goodison Park board in October.
David Unsworth has since taken caretaker charge of the first-team but has only managed to win one of his five games in charge.
Dyche has overseen a massive rise in stature at Turf Moor, taking them from the Championship to now being seventh in the Premier League table and just a point away from the Champions League spots.
Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright have widely been reported to have been at odds with one another during the decision making process in finding Koeman’s replacement, but ex-Tottenham player Redknapp has suggested that Dyche would be the right man for them to pursue.
“Everton have looked at Marco Silva and Sam Allardyce to replace Ronald Koeman but Dyche is staring them in the face,” said Redknapp on the Daily Mail website.
“Dyche may be wondering for how much longer he can keep Burnley punching above their weight. Reputations can change quickly in the Premier League and chances to manage a club of Everton’s stature do not come along that often. But look at it this way: would you swap an outside chance at European football for another relegation battle?”
Everton have been reported to have made numerous approaches for Watford boss Silva in recent weeks but have not been able to find any luck in dealing with the resolute Hornets.
Next up for the Toffees is what is now effectively a dead-rubber tie on Thursday against Atalanta in the Europa League.
The Merseyside club have already slumped out of the competition having failed to have won any of their first four group stage fixtures.